• Unrated, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Lorene Machado
    In Theaters:
    Jun 28, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 19, 2002
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Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves

Cho's impressions of her mom are legendary among fans, and for good reason.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

April 21, 2003
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Notorious C.H.O. made me laugh as long and hard as any movie I've seen this year.

January 19, 2003
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

If you can stomach her often escalating vulgarity, you'll laugh and laugh hard.

Full Review Source: Film Experience

November 11, 2002
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

When the material is funny, it's extremely funny.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2002
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

She can be funny even when she gets on her soapbox.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2002
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Cho's bisexuality supplies her with double ammo when making sex jokes, which are her specialty.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2002
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

Cho's fearless in picking apart human foibles, not afraid to lay her life bare in front of an audience. Her delivery and timing are flawless.

Full Review Source: Des Moines Register | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 25, 2002
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Much less dark than her previous theatrical effort.

Full Review Source: Planet Sick-Boy

October 4, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This is hardly big-screen stuff.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2002
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Less structured and, as a result, funnier than Margaret's first!

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 17, 2002
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The level of comic invention is surprisingly low, and the resultant amusement spotty at best.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C

September 17, 2002
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Cho is one amusing caustic storyteller. Sharply hilarious and brimming with heart-rendering frankness, Cho exposes herself through the raw observations of the engagingly cheeky comedy concert film Notorious C.H.O....a fearless showcase that's smart

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2002
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Has enough laughs to make it worthwhile for Cho's most devoted fans.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 13, 2002

Topics that could make a sailor blush - but lots of laughs.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 13, 2002
Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
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Preserves some indelible new routines.

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

September 12, 2002
Gemma Tarlach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As hilarious as it is raunchy.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 12, 2002
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's hard to quibble with a flick boasting this many genuine cackles, but Notorious C.H.O. still feels like a promising work-in-progress.

September 11, 2002
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

There's never a dull moment here. Notorious C.H.O. is a Genuine R.I.O.T.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2002
David Noh
Film Journal International

Margaret Cho reasserts her eminence as the funniest woman alive with her second performance film, Notorious C.H.O.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 9, 2002
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Good for the fans but probably only so-so for everyone else.

Full Review Source: Screen It! | Original Score: 5/10

August 30, 2002
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