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Film Critic Brags She Won’t Watch ‘Lady Ballers’ (then Deletes Tweet)

DailyWire+'s subversive comedy hit blacklisted by veteran movie reviewers

The Daily Wire went Hollywood, but most movie critics wish it didn’t.

The conservative media company’s 2022 documentary, “What is a Woman?” drew just eight certified reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s despite the film’s zeitgeist-grabbing concept and extensive exposure on X, Elon Musk’s social media platform. The 2022 western “Terror on the Prairie” generated just six reviews on the site.

It’s happening again with “Lady Ballers.”

Lady Ballers | Official Trailer

DailyWire+’s new ribald comedy, about a men’s basketball team that pretends to be women to compete in a major event, is a smash. The company says the film’s release drew the most subscriptions in a single day for the company, co-founded by the film’s director, co-writer and star Jeremy Boreing.

Rotten Tomatoes also listed “Lady Ballers” as the top streaming title earlier this week. The comedy remains in the top spot through Dec. 9. The film’s YouTube trailer has more than 14 million views in just 11 days.

Yet only four certified film critics posted their reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, arguably the biggest critical aggregator site. That means there aren’t enough official reviews to get the film a Tomatometer Score – fresh or rotten.

Audience reviews are overwhelmingly positive, coming in at 91 percent “fresh.”

One film critic suggested why her fellow reviewers are blacklisting the title.

Katie Walsh, who reviews movies for The Los Angeles Times and the Tribune Content Agency according to her X profile, shared a message she sent to the Daily Wire’s PR department recently on X.

The company offered Walsh a screening link of “Lady Ballers” for review purposes. Walsh posted her response to her X account, bragging that she refused due to the immoral nature of a film she hadn’t yet watched. The critic also demanded The Daily Wire remove her name from its media list so she wouldn’t receive updates on any future projects.

Note: This reporter/critic is a contributor to The Daily Wire.

Sasha Stone, founder of Awards Daily, shared Walsh’s rant with her followers.

Walsh apparently had a change of heart and deleted the Tweet.

YouTube-based critics have partially filled the void. Pop Culture Crisis, Paul Chato and The Critical Drinker all weighed in “Lady Ballers,” providing their followers with their nuanced takes on the film.

Lady Ballers TRAILER. Is it offensive?

So I Watched Lady Ballers...

Lady Ballers - Movie Review (SPOILERS INCLUDED)

None are Rotten Tomatoes certified, but all decided to give the movie a fair share.

3 Comments

  1. Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.

  2. LIBERALS have a lot in common with MUSLIMS. When they are in the minority they clammer for “Free Speech” and “Minority Rights” but when they are in the MAJORITY there is no more “free Speech”and the minority can go F itself.

  3. Liberal Progressives do not want to enter into any debates concerning their idiotic transgender stances because they know their arguments can’t stand up to the slightest scrutiny. They are useful idiot zealots, and, in the last bits of remaining sanity, they know there’s no logic to their completely unfair destruction of women’s sports. They aren’t fooling anyone except the most foolish among us.

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