MR. 3000 (2004 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Mr. 3000 performs slowly and seems redundant, like, ‘we’ve seen this before.’ The acting quality is below average across the board and the script is plagued with blandness, that lack of magic that makes the outstanding sports movie. For the diehard baseball fan looking for another baseball movie, this film works. But, as general entertainment, it’s got potential that is not realized.

Storyline

Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) believes he has finished 3000 hits in his baseball career and immediately retires without regard to his team and their need of his talent. Years later, he finds he is three hits short of the 3000 hits and attempts a return to baseball to get those last three hits.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Charles Stone III for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Timothy M. Bourne, Jonathan Glickman, Steve Greener, and Frank Marshall for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Maureen Simmons (Angela Bassett), Boca (Michael Rispoli), Rex Pennebaker (Brian White), Fukuda (Ian Anthony Dale), Fryman (Evan Jones), Minadeo (Amaury Nolasco), Skillet (Dondre Whitfield), and Gus Panas (Paul Sorvino).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Better choices for sports movies are: Remember the Titans with Denzel Washington and Draft Day with Kevin Costner.

Ben Meyers

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