Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)



Critic Consensus: There are some laughs, but not enough to sustain the running time.

Movie Info

A rich kid who likes to pretend he's from the wrong side of the tracks gets a taste of the real thing in this comedy. Brad Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy) is the son of a wealthy and socially prominent couple (Ryan O'Neal and Bo Derek) and grew up in the lap of luxury in Malibu, CA. However, Brad likes to imagine he's a street-smart gangsta from the mean streets of L.A., and he's been trying to launch a career as a hardcore rapper under the name "B-Rad." Mr. Gluckman is running for Governor of … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual humor, language and violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 9, 2003
Box Office: $34.3M
Warner Bros. - Official Site


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as 13 yr. Old Brad

as Angry Feminist

as Saleswoman

as Toddler Brad

as 8 Ball

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as African American Aid

as Uncle Louie

as Escalade Dancer #1

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as Mike the Reporter

as Sister #1

as Krista the Barista

as Himself

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Critic Reviews for Malibu's Most Wanted

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (34)

Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor.

Full Review… | April 22, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Jamie Kennedy's B-Rad is based on a character from his TV show -- and as the centerpiece for a sketch, he's hilarious. But the B-Rad joke wears thin when stretched across a feature-length film.

Full Review… | April 21, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Dumb movie, but some funny moments for teens.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Common Sense Media

I was pretty surprised to find this was just so entertaining.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Ryan O'Neal gets more laughs in a few scenes than Chris Rock managed in all of Head of State.

| January 4, 2004

Jamie Kennedy needs to be stopped.

September 6, 2003
Las Vegas Weekly

Audience Reviews for Malibu's Most Wanted


Jaime Kennedy's magnum opus about a white kid/wannabe/ghetto hood makes valid social commentary while garnering a few chuckles. Its point is made by the fact that everyone by now knows a least one somebody "keepin it real!" who really ain't, but don't know it yet.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

"Don't be hatin'"

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

Great premise, but they managed to muck it up. This flick was big on stereotypes; small on imagination. A lot of the humor was sophomoric and crass; indicating a not- too - mature writing staff. Some adult supervision would have greatly enhanced this predictable bore. The casting was great - all the main characters were quite capable and the movie did have its moments. Jamie Kennedy had the rap-wannabe dialect down. The movie quickly became bogged down with racial stereotyping, however: hostile blacks, lots of guns, women as sex objects. This film had lots of potential - it just needed some direction and, in the end, originality. The word "bitch" was used so frequently as it would indicate that the script writer received royalties for it. "Bitch", "bee-och"; it quickly graduated from offensive to nauseating.

Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Super Reviewer


This movies hilarious! It's 100% worth watching.

Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

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