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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! (1988)

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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 3

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Keenen Ivory Wayans wrote, directed, and starred in this hilarious parody of blaxploitation films in the comedy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Jack Spade (Wayans) returns home from a hitch in the army to find his brother Junebug has died from an overdose of gold chains, leaving his widow Cheryl (Dawnn Lewis) and mother Ma Bell (Ja'net DuBois) alone to fend for themselves. Ma throws two inept thugs (Damon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison) sent by the evil white guy Mr. Big (John Vernon) down a flight of

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Jan 9, 2001

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (10) | DVD (7)

In many respects this is a black counterpart to The Naked Gun, and very nearly as funny; the bounty of antimacho gags is both unexpected and refreshing.

February 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The greatest pleasure comes from seeing '70s veterans send themselves up.

July 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a lively but uncertain mixture of nostalgia, silliness and genuinely unpredictable humor.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Although, like all good satires, it is cheerfully willing to be offensive, it is almost completely incapable of being funny.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comment (1)
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It's not that Wayans lacks wit, it's that he's stomped it to death.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Wayans' choosing to play romantic lead seems more narcissistic than smartly comic (watch him unleash those built biceps once too often); he lacks an unidentifiable shtick.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Keenan Ivory Wayans offers his fan base probably the only funny film he's ever directed.

June 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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Unrelenting, unremitting, a brilliant broad-brush of a parody.

February 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

In offering up this affectionate parody of the old movies, Wayans also turns a satiric eye on black culture in general -- but in an inoffensive, lighthearted manner.

February 5, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

You'll need to visit a doctor after it....to put back together your split-sides!

March 11, 2006
Moviehole

Keenen Ivory Wayans' best film ever.

January 19, 2005
7M Pictures

There's something ungrateful going on under the surface

February 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Probably an hour's worth of funny in a 90-minute movie.

October 23, 2003
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The idea is swamped by the execution.

August 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Since we are dealing with parody here, every aspect of black communities is open territory for Wayans' brand of humour.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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No way, brother.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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A tribute to blaxploitation phenomenon.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

This is an hilarious spoof comedy movie with great actors, I really liked it, and I highly recommend it.
February 28, 2011
ajv2688

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Keenan my Man! This Movie has to be one of the Silly and Funniest Movies I have ever seen. Why wouldnt it be, Keenan never dissapoints me.
December 11, 2009
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Wahida K

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There are no words to describe just how amazing this film is. It salutes respectfully the blaxploitation era and the actors, with a clever hint of satire ( whereby the baddie is a White rich man, keeping black people down..) but most importantly it has the best jokes I have ever seen - just remembering Issac Hayes putting all those guns in his pockets then tripping and being shot to death by ALL his own guns, brings a tear to my eye. Fantastic.

Please go see this film, I just happened to perchance the film, with my Mum and sister late one night on TV, and I really wanna buy it, but I don't know where it would still sell.If anyone does know please post it in the comments.

Cheers
October 16, 2009
matertenebraum

Super Reviewer

This one is pretty silly but there are some great things in it. Some of the jokes in this flick had me rolling. It has a great cast ans if you have watched enough of the type of movie it is making fun of you will enjoy it even more.
November 28, 2007
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