Balls Out (2015)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
With graduation looming, a group of fifth-year college seniors get the gang back together for one last shot at Intramural sports glory. A hilarious sendup of inspirational sports movies replete with epic training montages, over-the-top motivational speeches and awkward tackles.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [A] modest, nimble and, um, winning comedy from Andrew Disney, which acknowledges sports-movie conventions even as it exploits them.
Rotten: There's some chuckleworthy meta-commentary about the absurdity of sports movies, but Balls Out feels more like a long sketch than a feature.
Fresh: Though it's far less fratty than its bare-bones marketing suggests, it has a retrograde campus-comedy vibe, right down to the Orion Pictures logo that resurfaces in front of the movie.
Fresh: A sports movie actually attuned to the knowledge that victory in an inconsequential game bears no meaning.
Instant Cult Classic
I saw this film at Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and I’ve been so excited to see it again ever since. It’s got low-brow to super-intellectual humor and a throwback vibe that won’t stop. SNL might not have made it, but the film benefits heavily from some up and comers on the show and shooting stars. An absolute must see.
Kate McKinnon steals the show
very very very funny movie. don’t let the title and poster mislead you. Kate McKinnon (from SNL) steals the show alongside her SNL co-stars Beck Bennett (a break-out) and jay Pharoah. Comedy nerds will love it!
If you like comedies like Wet Hot American Summer and Walk Hard, you are sure to love this. So, so funny!