Parents' Guide to

Mr. 3000

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Bernie Mac carries this risqué minor league film.

Movie PG-13 2004 90 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Not for those who want inspiration.

The title character, played by Bernie Mac, is just short of 3000 hits, and doesn't quite make it. Those who are looking for inspiration in a sports movie should look elsewhere.

Is It Any Good?

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Bernie Mac doesn't hit this one out of the park in MR. 3000, but he manages a solid double in his first starring role. There are no surprises here, but director Charles Stone III provides a little of the flair he showed us with the marvelous Drumline. There are some disappointing musical choices (really, how many times has "Let's Get it On" been used for romantic interludes) but also some charmingly surprising ones (the portion of "The Nutcracker Suite" best remembered as the music for the mushroom dance in Fantasia as the ball players warm up).

Bernie Mac is wonderfully assured. We knew he was funny, but he is unexpectedly tender here as well. Angela Bassett allows herself to be a little more vulnerable than we have seen before, making their romance something we really root for.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 17, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: February 1, 2005
  • Cast: Angela Bassett , Bernie Mac , Paul Sorvino
  • Director: Charles Stone
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Black actors
  • Studio: Buena Vista
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content and language
  • Last updated: December 27, 2022

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