Dysfunktional Family Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Griffin's paean to beating your children is more than a little disturbing.
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 4, 2003
"Did I go too far?" Griffin asks. The crowd's continued hush is answer enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
April 13, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 7, 2003
Like those proverbial million monkeys with their typewriters, Griffin manages to get off a halfway-funny line every now and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 2, 2003
"Dysfunktional Family" is an uneven balance of concert and documentary. The characters we see in the home town reunion footage aren't painted as colorfully as Griffin's hilarious stage recollections and sometimes the Kansas City segments seem like fi
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 4, 2003
... the intercut footage is distracting, lacking insight to give the comedy a human grounding, and lacking the humor to justify cutting away from his act.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 4, 2003
For me, Griffin comes across as a second-tier comic in a hit-and-miss affair.
| Original Score: C
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 4, 2003
[Griffin's] riffs lack enough insight to qualify as observations and the wit to be considered consistently funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 4, 2003
If Pryor, whose influence is so obvious here, was the big wheel, Griffin is something stuck between the treads.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 4, 2003
It's hard to shake the feeling that you've heard the material or something quite close to it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
Brooke Hauser
Premiere Magazine
March 25, 2003
The exposť portion of DysFunKtional goes more for the funny bone and less for the jugular, and too often segues into America's Funniest Home Videos territory when it should linger on quieter moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
April 4, 2003
The comic subscribes to the unfortunately widely held belief that if it's offensive, it's funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
March 31, 2003
Griffin unsuccessfully conceals his contempt for Arabs by calling attention to the legacy of slavery, and so the film repeatedly proclaims that the emperor has no clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Guylaine Cadorette
Hollywood.com
April 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
April 4, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 8, 2003
Offensive is easy. Daring takes brains. And brains seem to be in short supply here -- almost in as short supply as laughs and audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brandon Judell
Gay City News
June 3, 2003
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.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
February 27, 2003
While the talented Griffin is not undeserving of his own movie vehicle, this one feels more like a favor owed than a truly worthy project.
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
March 3, 2003
Even at a fairly trim 82 minutes, the film doesn't urge enough of that eyebrow-raising, doesn't provide nearly enough laughs and is sunk by its little 'cinematic' stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Arizona Republic
April 4, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 4, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 27, 2003
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Hollywood Reporter
September 3, 2003
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