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Dave Chappelle's Block Party Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Gives off an inclusive hum

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Gondry brings a caught-on-the-fly style to the footage that nonetheless coheres into something that feels planned, or pre-ordained.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 29, 2007
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Dull and repetitive. Your own reaction to it will depend a lot on how well you like these particular artists performing in concert.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

January 17, 2007
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Easily overshadowed by the musical performers, particularly The Fugees, reunited to deliver a most-moving rendition of Killing Me Softly, it is easy to understand why Dave withdrew into his shell, after watching his lame stand-up act here.

Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

January 9, 2007
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

It's no Last Waltz, but this crowd-pleasing concert film offers an entertaining mix of music and comedy.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 13, 2006
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

A concert film for people who don't like concert films, Dave Chappelle's Block Party does such a good job of putting you in the middle of the action that only the end credits can remind you that you're sitting in a movie theatre.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 4/5

July 8, 2006
Matthew Leyland
BBC.com

Yes, there's a little preachiness here, but it doesn't puncture the party mood. Or stop Chappelle telling dirty jokes about prostitutes, for that matter. Thanks to him this isn't just a musical feast, but a rib-busting comedy too.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

As a comedy, it doesn't quite gel. As a musical it doesn't have much more luck, but as a showcase for Chappelle's talents, Block Party works just fine.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2006
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

The atmosphere is genuinely infectious - the fact that the event is packed, despite pouring rain, speaks volumes.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

June 29, 2006
Edward Lawrenson
Time Out
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Chappelle keeps things lively, joking on camera, punctuating the acts with gags , while Michel Gondry maintains our interest, focusing as much on Chappelle's energy and wit, and goings-on behind the scenes, as the gig itself.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 29, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

It looks like run-of-the-mill party videos shot by a drunk.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2006
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com

Because Chappelle's really digging into who people are... he has the capacity to adeptly grasp such perennial wellsprings of humor as class conflict to a degree unparalleled by modern entertainers...

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

May 4, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

One of the best films of the year so far, this party begins with an inspired act of generosity: Dave Chappelle handing out golden tickets to a New York block festival, featuring hip-hop's biggest acts.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 28, 2006

Dave Chappelle's Block Party parvient à capturer l'esprit de fête, autant celui de la mise en %u0153uvre que de l'événement lui-même, avec une efficacité à toute épreuve.

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 7/10

March 23, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Gondry doesn't seriously push the visual envelope; all he's doing is assembling a souvenir, an almost great document of a party most of us missed.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

March 20, 2006
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Chappelle frequently fades to the sideline as the musical groups take over, offering a blisteringly memorable snapshot of hip hop's state of the art in 2004.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 18, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

[Chappelle's] an edgy comedian, but his purpose with the concert and film is to make a diverse crowd feel comfortable with one another. More than any message, that effort is likely to be remembered.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B+

March 15, 2006
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

No, it's not Shakespeare, it's not Citizen Kane, but when a movie is this funny, addictive, affectionate, energetic, uplifting and aware of the world and its people and their hearts, it is just as much a triumph.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 15, 2006
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com

LIke Wattstax and Festival Express before it, Chappelle and Gondry's movie makes you feel as though you're at a party when, in fact, you're just sitting in a darkened theater.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 14, 2006
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

This is effectively an inner-city Woodstock -- only funny.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

March 11, 2006
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