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Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert Reviews

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Steve Heisler
Time Out New York
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Stand-up with a point? How simple the sound.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2011
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

The jokes are clean, and definitely ecumenical, Jews and Christians and Muslims getting together. It's a good message, but a bit safe for the anarchic spirit of true comedy.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2009
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The whole thing is like an HBO comedy special -- Allah made these guys pretty funny -- and it's hard to see why it's getting theatrical release.

November 12, 2008
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A performance documentary with a tiny budget and a big spirit that follows three comics as they travel the country looking for laughs and understanding.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 18, 2008
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Timely if perfunctory.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B-

October 18, 2008
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The performers are amiable, but the material is only mildly amusing.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C

October 7, 2008
Kam Williams

A trio of Muslim Rodney Dangerfields complaining about not getting any respect on account of their religion.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 6, 2008
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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The package is a friendly, if lackluster, affair...

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 3, 2008
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's hit-and-miss. But Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert is a film that doesn't let go from the very first moment.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

October 3, 2008
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The jokes are tepid and generic, better suited to late-night Comedy Central than the big screen.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 3, 2008
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News

Allah may have made these men funny, but he didn't bestow much in the way of filmmaking skills.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

October 3, 2008
Michael Ordoña
Chicago Tribune
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It has the potential to be culturally bridging in its way, and that makes looking for Muslim comedy in the Western world worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 3, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Between the sets, director Andrea Kalin generates some pleasant material by following the comics around in their private lives.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 3, 2008
Harvey S. Karten

Kaifa taqoulu kalimat 'this is funny stuff!' bel arabia? (How do you say 'this is funny stuff' in Arabic?)

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

October 3, 2008
Laura Kern
New York Times
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The title doesn't lie.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2008
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

The title of this well-intentioned movie ought to have been, Allah Made Me "Occasionally" Funny: Live in Concert.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2008
Paul Brenner

a pleasant and amusing ode to banality.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

October 2, 2008
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The routines are so clean they could have played on the Ed Sullivan show in the '50s -- which is refreshing and so old it seems new.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

October 2, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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No, he didn't.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: .5/4

October 2, 2008
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Ultimately, Allah only made these guys mildly likable.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

October 2, 2008
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