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DysFunKtional Family

DysFunKtional Family (2003)

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43

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 63
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 36

The humor is more profane and offensive than funny.

45

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 11

The humor is more profane and offensive than funny.

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Movie Info

Comedian Eddie Griffin delivers a set of his outrageous standup comedy and introduces his fans to the family who helped inspire his work in this documentary. In DysFunKtional Family, Griffin talks about race, sex, cats, dogs, slavery, terrorism, Michael Jackson, and several of the more eccentric members of his family during a sold-out live show. In between bits, Griffin takes us on a tour of his home town of Kansas City, where we get to meet his mother, who has a remarkable enthusiasm for

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Documentary, Comedy

Eddie Griffin

Sep 9, 2003

$2.2M

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All Critics (68) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (36) | DVD (9)

For every bit that's flatly derivative ... there's another that connects.

April 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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... Griffin's social commentary is just as piercing and hilarious as the autobiographical stuff.

April 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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One of the funnier and, in an odd way, disturbing stand-up concert films in a long while.

April 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Highlights some of the best, and raunchiest, of [Griffin's] humor.

April 4, 2003 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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The cross-cutting feels too casual and is mostly executed in a jarringly random fashion.

April 4, 2003
Seattle Times
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The pacing, the leather suit, the raspy speed rap. Chris Rock and others do it, and as long as Griffin sticks with the shtick he doesn't have much to add.

April 4, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Even when some of his material has a "been there, heard that" sense to it, Griffin's outbursts of charisma help elevate the overall presentation.

May 25, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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January 18, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Griffin's paean to beating your children is more than a little disturbing.

September 6, 2003
Las Vegas Weekly

Eddie notes he if had a gay son, he'd tie him to a bed and send in a whore every hour. "How can any father be proud of a having a gay son?" he asks bewilderedly.

June 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Gay City News

Having really enjoyed "Undercover Brother," I went out of my way to catch this film and ended up laughing so hard, I cried at times.

April 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Offensive is easy. Daring takes brains. And brains seem to be in short supply here -- almost in as short supply as laughs and audiences.

April 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interminable going, not only because the forward momentum of Griffin's stand-up is routinely interrupted by annoying side trips to visit his porno-loving uncle or his cringing mom, but also because Griffin's material just isn't that funny.

April 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Like those proverbial million monkeys with their typewriters, Griffin manages to get off a halfway-funny line every now and again.

April 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

A fun if not particularly revelatory slice of entertainment, Griffin's concert film seems largely designed only to shock with vulgarity without searching for the deeper 'why' behind the jokes.

April 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

Griffin's keen wit, coupled with director Gallo's sense of pacing & alternating stage and offstage material makes this more than a concert film.

April 6, 2003 Full Review

Griffin's family is fascinating and real, and his comedy, while it can be caustic, has a positive spirit.

April 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Journal News (Westchester, NY)

Far too much of Griffin's routine is just that -- routine.

April 4, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's hard to shake the feeling that you've heard the material or something quite close to it before.

April 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

The special fun of this stage concert film, apart from a lot of mostly good (and mostly very practiced) material, is in how far Griffin erases the line between himself and his public ego.

April 4, 2003 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

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