Car Wash Reviews

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
Car Wash marks the point at which defiant blaxploitation turned decisively into upbeat crossover entertainment.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 23, 2008
Norman Whitfield's great musical score is integrated into the movement of the scenes to give the film a funky rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 5, 2008
Uses gritty humor to polish clean the souls of a lot of likeable street people.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 22, 2008
It was both a riot and surprisingly had something poignant to say about race relations.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Highly enjoyable.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
A cheerful, somewhat vulgar, very cleverly executed comedy...
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The screenplay and the direction juggle the characters so adroitly, this is almost a wash-and-wax M*A*S*H.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Surprisingly good ensemble comedy with Antonio Fargas a standout.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 7, 2003
Funny antics with great cast
| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
There's no plot as such, just a collection of gags, issues and themes...
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
One of the best of its ilk.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Critics seemed to like this less than audiences; personally, I had a ball.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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