• Unrated, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Lorene Machado
    In Theaters:
    Jun 28, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 19, 2002
  • Wellspring

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Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. Reviews

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Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 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

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: A-

November 9, 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
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 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
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
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
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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August 7, 2004
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002

Orlando Weekly
September 26, 2002

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September 23, 2002

Arizona Republic
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September 13, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
August 24, 2002

Boston Phoenix
August 3, 2002
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