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Marci X Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 29, 2014
Marci X, though, is just clueless and sad, seemingly having missed the point that hip-hop is no longer a novelty to be slapped on the cheek with a white glove.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 29, 2014
[it] might better have been called Marci Why.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 29, 2014
Rudnick can be an extraordinarily clever writer, but he doesn't seem to understand that a screenplay has to entail more than a series of skit ideas strung together.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
It's no masterpiece, but I found it consistently good-hearted and sometimes hilarious, and the sparse crowd I saw it with was laughing as much as I was, especially at the outrageous rap numbers.
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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August 30, 2003
If the context of Marci X were more realistic, a lot of these gags would soar. But the context is drag-show dinner theater.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
August 27, 2003
A movie apparently determined to set back the progress of blacks in American culture by several decades.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 27, 2003
A talent-stuffed assemblage of barbs and giddy musical numbers that shouldn't be written off as a feature flop -- but savored instead for the cult-ready collection of late-night satirical skits and misses it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jon Caramanica
Village Voice
August 26, 2003
Sports woefully outmoded cultural punchlines.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
August 25, 2003
The term 'wildly uneven' doesn't come close to charting the peaks and valleys of Marci X.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 25, 2003
The spoofs in Marci X are so old and dated, it boggles the imagination to think of what group might still be offended them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 25, 2003
Marci X plays like a satire made by people who don't know the worlds they're satirizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 25, 2003
If this had been released in, say, 1994 at the latest, it might have been cutting-edge. As it is, it's just so much sticky foam on the cappuccino.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
August 25, 2003
This is the kind of movie that would leave a hopeful crowd feeling let down, but might sparkle like a tiara in a trash can for someone who discovers it by chance.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 25, 2003
This is the kind of comedy in which the characters are construction-paper cutouts whose abrupt changes of heart are dictated entirely by the preposterous plot and not by psychological or social reality.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 25, 2003
Marci X gives Gigli a run for its money as the summer's worst movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 25, 2003
Director Benjamin doesn't really handle the material with the outrageous excess it deserves, with the result that the proceedings seem far too mild.
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
August 25, 2003
The actors had little to work with in this passe social satire, but sharper performances might have saved Marci from total humorless ruin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 23, 2003
Bring lowered expectations to Marci X, and you could discover a mildly diverting comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C