Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert Reviews

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com
October 2, 2008
a pleasant and amusing ode to banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 28, 2008
Or, rather, Allah Made Me Not Funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 3, 2008
The jokes are tepid and generic, better suited to late-night Comedy Central than the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 24, 2008
While the concept is stimulating, there's actually too little political comedy here, as most yucks center on traditional men-vs.-women, my-funny-family material of middling inspiration.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 2, 2008
Ultimately, Allah only made these guys mildly likable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 2, 2008
No, he didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
October 3, 2008
The title of this well-intentioned movie ought to have been, Allah Made Me "Occasionally" Funny: Live in Concert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
October 3, 2008
Allah may have made these men funny, but he didn't bestow much in the way of filmmaking skills.
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
October 3, 2008
The package is a friendly, if lackluster, affair...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 7, 2008
The performers are amiable, but the material is only mildly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Heisler
Time Out Chicago
October 1, 2008
Stand-up with a point? How simple the sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
October 6, 2008
A trio of Muslim Rodney Dangerfields complaining about not getting any respect on account of their religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 2, 2008
A live concert featuring three Muslim comedians building bridges of understanding through humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Ordoņa
Chicago Tribune
October 3, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
October 3, 2008
The title doesn't lie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 3, 2008
Between the sets, director Andrea Kalin generates some pleasant material by following the comics around in their private lives.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 3, 2008
Kaifa taqoulu kalimat 'this is funny stuff!' bel arabia? (How do you say 'this is funny stuff' in Arabic?)
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brandon Judell
CultureCatch
September 29, 2008
In the end, while the humor is at times bit uneven, Allah Made Me Funny achieves its goal of breaking down stereotypes with a tongue-in-cheek grace.
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