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      Blackball

      R 2003 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy List
      41% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score An American sports agent tries to help an Englishman (Paul Kaye) after he is banned from lawn bowling. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It made me smile and laugh a lot. I do think a lot of its charm comes with playing and understanding Crown Green and Lawn Bowls. You'd appreciate some of its humour if ignorant to the game, I'm sure, but that would likely come purely from stereotypes, and miss the nuances that are added. I hadn't expected the calibre of the cast, before watching! Some great names, having some real fun. It'll be one I quote, and shall watch again! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched this film many of times good film good acting I would highly recommend it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member It's sad that some people don't understand British humour Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun easy to watch movie .Don't be expecting a masterpiece but it is good feel movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review camille l Comédie sportive sur une discipline inconnue (ça fait partie de la blague du film), où un rustre anglais buveur de bières doit s'associer avec un aristocrate (toujours dans la blague du film), Blackball aurait pu être une petite pochade sans prétention, mais se trouve être au contraire un monument d'ennui mortel, pourtant réalisé par Mel Smith, pas un manchot d'habitude. Mais ici, Paul Kaye et James Cromwell n'ont absolument aucune alchimie, Vince Vaughn et Johnny Vega sont sous-utilisés et le lawn bowling est un sport totalement inintéressant et absolument pas cinégénique. Du coup, Blackball est à oublier. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A great movie which is worth a watch especially as its a British movie staring Paul Kaye and Johnny Vagus.All bowels and sports fans should watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Derek Elley Variety A full-on local crowd-pleaser, "Blackball" takes the genteel sport of, uh, lawn bowling and comes up with a shameless slice of Brit flag-waving comedy. Mar 27, 2009 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Peter Watts Time Out It's messy, but the real problem is: it's not funny. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review David Aldridge Radio Times The laughs here are way off-target. This Brit-flop won't be bowling anyone over. Rated: 1/5 Jul 22, 2015 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile Tim Firth's script is functional on a sitcom level at best, and Mel Smith's direction differs from the usual hack job only in being a bit worse (especially in the frequent montages set to rock songs). Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An American sports agent tries to help an Englishman (Paul Kaye) after he is banned from lawn bowling.
      Director
      Mel Smith
      Executive Producer
      Steve Christian, Bruce Davey, Duncan Reid, Mel Smith
      Screenwriter
      Tim Firth
      Production Co
      Icon Entertainment International, Isle of Man Film
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 17, 2017
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital