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3 Strikes (2000)



Average Rating: 2.3/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 29

3 Strikes lacks direction and its low-brow humor isn't even that funny.


Average Rating: 2.4/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 12

3 Strikes lacks direction and its low-brow humor isn't even that funny.



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Noted hip-hop producer DJ Pooh, who co-wrote the urban comedy Friday, makes his directorial debut with this comedy-drama. A young African-American man is enjoying his freedom after his second stretch in prison. Under the "three strikes and you're out" law, another brush with the police could mean life behind bars, so he's determined to stay out of trouble. He quickly learns, however, that trouble has a way of finding him, no matter where he goes. DJ Pooh also stars in 3 Strikes, alongside



D.J. Pooh

Jun 19, 2001

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Relies much too heavily on multiple repetitions of gags that aren't especially funny the first time around.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Variety
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A second-string effort.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Unoriginal and insulting, 3 Strikes goes down without scoring a single chuckle.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A sloppy hash of a movie, poorly directed and plotted in a way that looks as if it were improvised on the spot.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Pooh's 3 Strikes aims a good deal higher in concept than, say, your average booty movie - but the crude, witless jokes are on exactly that level.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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A giddy farce with sporadic laughs and no staying power.

January 1, 2000
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It would be easier to forgive some of the film's excesses, however, if it were actually funny.

October 8, 2005
New Times

Embarrassingly slipshod comedy tripe.

April 3, 2005

Has far more than three strikes against it.

February 3, 2005 Full Review Source:

This one used up all three of 'em in the first few minutes.

March 24, 2002 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

3 Strikes is depressing and grim, but not in any useful or interesting way.

January 1, 2000

There's absolutely no momentum -- comedic or otherwise -- to propel the film or hold one's interest in what transpires.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

It's disposable, forgettable and aimed at an audience that doesn't care.

January 1, 2000
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The problem with the film is of course the weak script. Slapstick requires impeccable timing, and this doesn't have it.

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

This is a truly dismal cinematic experience!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

A laughless comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The simplistic formula of 3 Strikes relies on sexual humor, flatulence and references to not-so-current events, with the bombardment of mediocre jokes soon growing tiresome and repetitive.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

To give you an idea of the level of comedy here, Fargas has fewer lines than farts, playing a flatulent uncle.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
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