• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Dave Meyers
    In Theaters:
    Apr 9, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 12, 2000
  • Lionsgate
  • Foolish
    1 minutes 39 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Foolish Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

Full Review Source: AV Club

August 3, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 3, 2009

Variety
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A strange combination of urban melodrama and comedy concert film.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 3, 2009
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

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

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 0/4

January 20, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 10, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

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

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

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

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle

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

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

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

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 51/100

January 1, 2000
Anita Gates
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

September 7, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

July 31, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

April 9, 1999
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