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Malibu's Most Wanted Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Dumb movie, but some funny moments for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I was pretty surprised to find this was just so entertaining.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Ryan O'Neal gets more laughs in a few scenes than Chris Rock managed in all of Head of State.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Jamie Kennedy needs to be stopped.
| Original Score: 1/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
The movie flirts with incisive, witty segments, but it's ultimately yet another anti-inflammatory comedy about racial identity that devolves into a one-joke affair.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
May 30, 2003
Malibu's Most Wanted absconds with a simplistic but imaginative plot and elevates it beyond the realm of sketch comedy into legitimate cinematic territory - for real, y'all.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
May 28, 2003
Not as inspired as White Boyz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 12, 2003
I laughed during the whole movie...the trick to stupid comedy is earnestness - these guys have that out the wazoo.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 2, 2003
The problem with Most Wanted has plagued most of the Saturday Night Live movies. What's funny in a five-minute sketch, may not be funny for an hour and a half.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
April 27, 2003
The funniest part of the movie are the out-takes at the end, but those aren't worth the price of admission, wait for the DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Shirley Klass
Fantastica Daily
April 27, 2003
B-Rad is a harmless, lovable guy... something that can't be said for the characters played by superstars Queen Latifah and Steve Martin, who appear on the next screen over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 26, 2003
This cheaply thrown-together farce offers only fitful amusement.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 25, 2003
The wince to giggle factor isn't that good.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 24, 2003
If the movie at least had the courtesy to make its protagonist funny or clever, it may have possessed enough charm to relieve the feeling that it's insulting its target audience.
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 23, 2003
Malibu isn't the most painful cinematic experience of my life - or even of 2003 - though it may be the most bizarrely wrongheaded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 22, 2003
If you're looking for something artistic and brilliantly conceived, I suggest you search elsewhere. But there's something to be said for a straight sitcom flick that delivers the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brooke Hauser
Premiere Magazine
April 22, 2003
But despite its inane premise, fuzzy shape, and broad TV-land characters, Jamie Kennedy's latest experiment is ?%*@&!* hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 22, 2003
Should sheer boredom or an advanced state of masochism compel you to see the film, try this instead: Take seven $1 bills and methodi-cally shred them into pieces of equal size. You'll end up with an expensive bowl of green confetti - and an infinitely mor
| Original Score: .5/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 22, 2003
Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 21, 2003
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.
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