The Wash (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Sloppily-made, amateurish, and scarce on laughs, The Wash can't compare to Richard Pryor's 1976 Car Wash.


Movie Info

This throwback to the frolicsome comedies of the 1970s is from writer/director D.J. Pooh, creator of Friday (1995) and 3 Strikes (2000). Dr. Dre stars as Sean, who's financially strapped and on the verge of losing his home and his car until his roommate Dee Loc Snoop Dogg suggests he join him as an employee at the local car wash. Tensions mount between the pals when the establishment's eccentric owner Mr. Washington (George Wallace) promotes the more mature and responsible Sean over Dee Loc, and … More

Rating: R (for pervasive language, drug use, some sexuality and violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: D.J. Pooh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 12, 2002
Box Office: $9.8M
Runtime:
Lions Gate Films - Official Site

Cast


as Dee Loc

as Sean

as Mr. Washington

as Antoinette

as Vickey

as DeWayne

as Jimmy

as C-Money

as Slim

as Ronald

as Officer Hoppy

as Mr. Francis

as Window Man

as Dee's Connection

as Man in Trunk

as Mafia Tony

as Wash Customer

as Wash customer

as Chris (uncredited)

as Mr. Washington

as Mr. Washington
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Critic Reviews for The Wash

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (20)

Two roommates start to antagonize each other after one becomes the other's superior at an LA car wash, and the conflict is played out with grittiness and flippancy.

Full Review… | March 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Snoop, Dre and their buddies take it all in stride -- if they were any more laid-back, they'd be napping in their trailers.

Full Review… | March 8, 2007
Associated Press
Top Critic

The lame, underdeveloped jokes far outweigh the fresh ones, the women are all chirpy airheads, and the whole thing hangs on a feeble storyline.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

There's precious little to listen to, laugh at or ogle.

January 10, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

More of a missed opportunity than a movie.

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A sloppy, harebrained movie, which looks like it was made on a fraction of the budget of one of their videos.

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Wash

A boring and poorly-made movie on all fronts scarce on legitimate humour. The only appeal is the collection of hip-hop stars that appear including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, Ludacris, and even, Shaquille O'Neal. Despite this, the plot doesn't seem to be going anywhere for the longest time and you will find yourself very disinterested early-on. The acting is nothing special and the direction is sloppy. Coming from a big fan of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's music, the movie is an overall mess that isn't good at any one aspect to keep you entertained.

Suneel J.
Suneel Joshi

Super Reviewer

HONESTLY one of the WORST films I have ever seen!!!! CAN NOT stress it enough!!!!!!!!!!!

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Miriam Kline

Super Reviewer

Horrible movie. I like Dre as an actor, just did not enjoy this film at all. Snoop was horrible, and I would have enjoyed seeing him NOT act as himself...*rolls eyes* The funniest scenes in this movie of course had to be with Eminem. So boring, and worthless...my sister told me....

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