Amos & Andrew Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 16, 2008
Comedies about racism risk trivializing the issue on the one hand or becoming preachy and dull on the other. Amos & Andrew manages to do both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lawrence Cohn
Variety
September 16, 2008
A one-joke sketch that doesn't work as a feature.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 16, 2008
Cage is the only actor allowed to do riffs on his assigned part, something he takes full advantage of; the others are stuck with their two-dimensional satirical profiles, which grow increasingly tiresome and unyielding.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A hhandicapped satirical farce whose roots are not in life but in other, better movies and sitcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
An ad for the unemployed actor
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Our chance to see two great performers working together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
One of the stupidest and most morally retarded comedies of the decade.
| Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The title sounds like a bad joke - Amos & Andrew. Unfortunately, the movie is just as bad.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Amos & Andrew is a better-than-average comedy that's likable enough while unfolding but evaporative when over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Cage is a font of funny character weirdness. This movie marks the least of his offerings. Jackson, as the relative straight man, has little to work with.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Although the movie strives mightily to teach its lesson, which is that you cannot judge a man by the color of his skin, the humor is undermined by the sadness of the basic situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
If nothing else, at least the movie offers laughs without being offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A very funny little film with big pleasures, and a most promising debut.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
December 14, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
December 24, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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