Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
It's completely forgettable and unoriginal, but it might make a good rental on a slow family movie night.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
| Original Score: 2/4
I think it was after Betty White told Steve Martin's son not to "wear his hair like a ***" that I thought about walking out.
| Original Score: 0/5
A comedy is not allowed to end with the couples incorrectly paired. It goes against the deeply traditional requirements of the audience.
It relies on stolen gags for humor, forced relationships for empathy, and racist jokes for shock value.
| Original Score: D+
Has so much going for it, it's all the more jarring when the laughs stop coming. It's a shame the movie couldn't finish what it started.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Equally insulting to both races, Bringing Down the House is one of the most hateful and low-minded comedies I've ever seen - and it absolutely earns a spot right next to the justifiably loathed Amos & Andrew.
| Original Score: 1/5
You have somebody as smart as Steve Martin, and as smart and appealing as Queen Latifah in a movie like this. To have such an awful, offensive story is a real disappointment.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: C-
A movie that desperately wants [Latifah's] hip, her edge and mostly her blackness but doesn't know what to do with the human being who comes with the package.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
| Original Score: 5/10
It's a wheezing, rusted machine of cheap jokes, cartoon performances, and crummy plotting, using shock value and insensitivity to make its painfully unfunny points.
| Original Score: D
It's a broad comedy, pure and simple, but in making us laugh, apparently it is also necessary to insult our intelligence.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A tawdry waste all around.
If the idea of actress Betty White using the term 'Negro' sounds hilarious to you then maybe this is a your kind of shallow humor.
The movie gets stuck in a seemingly never-ending cycle of pointless, recycled racial jokes and ethnic stereotypes.
Twenty years ago it was funny to see white people trying to act black.
The laughs should roll like thunder, but instead they mew like kittens.
It's a sorry situation when actors as talented and funny as Queen Latifah and Steve Martin waste their efforts in an offensive exercise that feels like a bad sitcom.