A raunchy and frequently hilarious follow-up to the gifted Korean American stand-up's I'm the One That I Want.
A movie that will surely be profane, politically charged music to the ears of Cho's fans.
Cho offers some of her best material to date: jokes and stories that will no doubt embarrass and haunt her later in life -- a sign of truly raw, personal comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
The best comedy concert movie I've seen since Cho's previous concert comedy film, I'm the One That I Want, in 2000.
| Original Score: 3/5
'...it's better to see her show live in the flash and flesh, but watching Notorious C.H.O. is better than no Cho at all.'
An hour and a half of joyful solo performance.
There's a poignancy and humanity to Margaret Cho's follow-up to her 2000 concert film, I'm the One That I Want.
| Original Score: B-
The difference between Cho and most comics is that her confidence in her material is merited.
The film benefits greatly from a less manic tone than its predecessor, as Cho appears to have settled comfortably into her skin.
Cho has expanded her repertoire [since her last cincert film] to one that, at least part of the time, has appeal across the board.
| Original Score: C+
Cho, who's first concert film was more like a group therapy session than comedy, lightens up considerably for her second
Audiences who appreciate extremely raunchy humor will find the giggles flowing, but remember to bring the tissue, because you'll laugh until you cry.
She's as rude and profane as ever, always hilarious and, most of the time, absolutely right in her stinging social observations.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
[Cho] creates at her worst long-winded screeds on 'survival' and, at her best, a strutting confidence born of misery.
[Cho's face is] an amazing slapstick instrument, creating a scrapbook of living mug shots.
Cho's fans are sure to be entertained; it's only fair in the interest of full disclosure to say that -- on the basis of this film alone -- I'm not one of them.
| Original Score: 2/5
For 95 often hilarious minutes, [Cho] riffs on the diciness of colonics, on straight versus gay personal ads, on how men would act if they had periods, and on the perils of a certain outré sexual practice.
| Original Score: A-
Though she gets a little preachy at the end, Cho finds wonderfully outrageous ways to get her points across.
| Original Score: B+
Where last time jokes flowed out of Cho's life story, which provided an engrossing dramatic through line, here the comedian hides behind obviously constructed routines.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Notorious C.H.O. has oodles of vulgar highlights.
| Original Score: 3.5/5