• R, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Richard Benjamin
    In Theaters:
    Aug 22, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 20, 2004
  • Paramount Pictures


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Marci X Reviews

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

July 29, 2014
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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[it] might better have been called Marci Why.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 29, 2014
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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.

Full Review Source: AV Club

July 29, 2014
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 28, 2007

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
David Edelstein
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If the context of Marci X were more realistic, a lot of these gags would soar. But the context is drag-show dinner theater.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 30, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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A movie apparently determined to set back the progress of blacks in American culture by several decades.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 27, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

August 27, 2003
Jon Caramanica
Village Voice
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Sports woefully outmoded cultural punchlines.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 26, 2003
Joe Leydon
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The term 'wildly uneven' doesn't come close to charting the peaks and valleys of Marci X.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 25, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

August 25, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Marci X plays like a satire made by people who don't know the worlds they're satirizing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

August 25, 2003
Gene Seymour
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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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 25, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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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.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

August 25, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times

August 25, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Marci X gives Gigli a run for its money as the summer's worst movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0/4

August 25, 2003
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Director Benjamin doesn't really handle the material with the outrageous excess it deserves, with the result that the proceedings seem far too mild.

August 25, 2003
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 25, 2003
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Bring lowered expectations to Marci X, and you could discover a mildly diverting comedy.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C

August 23, 2003
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