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Foolish (1999)

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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 6

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Movie Info

Rap music star and No Limit Records boss Master P, after a series of successful straight-to-video features and one theatrical release, I Got The Hook-Up, made a bid for wider big-screen success with Foolish, which teamed him with comedian Eddie Griffin. "Fifty Dollah" Waise (Master P) is involved in a crime ring that earns him good money but worries his grandmother (Marla Gibbs), who dotes on him and encourages him to follow a more righteous path. Fifty Dollah's brother "Foolish" (Eddie Griffin)

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Comedy, Drama

Sep 12, 2000

Lionsgate

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The miserable production values-the cardboard sets rival a Little Rascals talent show-and P's stone-faced delivery are merely amateurish, but as a vanity project for Griffin, Foolish is downright appalling.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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A strange combination of urban melodrama and comedy concert film.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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The film loses complete credibility when the audiences at the comedy clubs where Foolish works go wild with delight, way out of proportion to the hilarity of the material. And Foolish is just a little too smug about his artistic integrity.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Eddie Griffin buffs have the best reason to check out this amateurish effort: Griffin's profane, sometimes sharply observed stand-up routines take up a big chunk of the movie's total running time.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Griffin's few sparks onstage are not worth the wait.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Simpleminded melodrama about two brothers' conflicting struggles to better their lives. Oops, not only did I describe the story, I just gave the entire story away. Sorry.

January 20, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Pretty much a bad excuse to work in stand-up material courtesy of Griffin, scenes with Andrew Dice Clay, and buxom, naked chicks.

April 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

What would inspire someone who cannot write or act to pen and star in a movie?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Blather
Film Blather

The whole thing has an off-puttingly thrown-together air.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It's probably more reasonable to evaluate it as an Eddie Griffin concert film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Balancing comedy with drama is tough for the best writers and even tougher for newcomers.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Foolish

Crazy, funny! A little slow in the beginning but the rest of the movie is ok. Not excellent, but funny in the only way that is of Eddie Griffin.
January 7, 2008
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