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Mr. 3000 Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Mr. 3000 isn't nearly as fun as an afternoon of America's Pastime.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    It's a canned clip reel of Heartwarming Sports Comedy, intermittently redeemed by its easygoing boomer vibe. And at its center is the redoubtable Bernie Mac, nicely aged, as he says, ''like USDA beef.''

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    This tale of a lovable jerk who learns the meaning of sacrifice should capitalize on its star's sitcom popularity to hit one out of the park.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Bernie Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Understands baseball and the men who play it, and, for a film about the sport, that's half the battle.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Bernie Mac carries this risqué minor league film.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has strong language for a PG-13, with a wider range of bad words than normally occur in movies of this kind. There are a series of jokes about the inability of a Japanese ballplayer to curse correctly. The movie has non-explicit sexual situations and explicit sexual references. Characters discuss what made sex with each other the best either of them had ever had and make Viagra jokes. There's a reference to an alcohol abuse problem, and there are many scenes in a bar. A strength of the movie is the portrayal of intelligent and capable African-American and female characters.

  • Families can talk about why Stan did not care about his team and what made him realize how his behavior had affected other people. How would he have reacted if someone had spoken to him the way he spoke to T. Rex? How did Mo's not having faith in Stan make him feel? What makes people feel like a team?

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic violence includes a ball hit into the pitcher's crotch, threats.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Explicit sexual references, non-explicit sexual situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language for a PG-13.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Viagra and other products mentioned by name.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, scenes in bar.

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