Dysfunktional Family (2003)

Dysfunktional Family



Critic Consensus: The humor is more profane and offensive than funny.

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 … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, language and drug-related humor)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eddie Griffin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 9, 2003
Box Office: $2.2M
Miramax Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Dysfunktional Family

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (25)

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

Full Review… | April 9, 2003
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

... Griffin's social commentary is just as piercing and hilarious as the autobiographical stuff.

Full Review… | April 7, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

One of the funnier and, in an odd way, disturbing stand-up concert films in a long while.

Full Review… | April 4, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Highlights some of the best, and raunchiest, of [Griffin's] humor.

Full Review… | April 4, 2003
USA Today
Top Critic

The cross-cutting feels too casual and is mostly executed in a jarringly random fashion.

April 4, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 4, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dysfunktional Family


Leo L

Super Reviewer

I thought this comedy special was going to be downright hilarious. While it had some funny moments, Dysfunktional Family disappointed. It was too reliant on racial humor, something that all black comics seem to fall back to if they run of other material. However, it's all racial humor I have heard before from Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, and Chris Rock. The 9/11 bits were OK but not as funny either. The best part of the documentary were about his crazy uncles and his white grandfather. True life is always funnier than observational humor. I am still a big Eddie Griffin fan but I think he is capable of doing much better than this.

Some very funny material on the standard stand-up topics of family, drugs, women, racism and politics. Griffin is at his best when he's at the helm, letting it all hang out.


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