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Margaret Cho: Assassin

Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005)

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Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 13
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Leftist comedian Margaret Cho issues another salvo in her ongoing battle to laugh intolerant conservatives out of power in this performance documentary. Recorded during two dates during Cho's 2005 standup tour, Margaret Cho: The Assassin Tour features the acerbically funny comic discussing such subjects as the ongoing battle over gay marriage, the 2004 presidential election, the presidency of George W. Bush, the Terri Schiavo case, possible upsides of being raised in a restrictive culture, her

Nov 8, 2005

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Pointed sociopolitical commentary that's thoughtful and impassioned, if not always hilarious.

September 16, 2005 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Only for die-hard Cho fans.

September 8, 2005 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Anger is the gasoline of stand-up comedians, the fuel that gets them revved. But just as too much gas will flood a carburetor, an overdose of anger can stall a comic's inspiration.

September 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Inspiration is running thin in comedian Margaret Cho's fourth concert film, a routine stand-up set that compares poorly to her oft-hilarious first two.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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If Margaret Cho's act shows no signs of getting old, it's because the world is kind enough to provide her with sufficient lunacy to fill countless concert tours.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Much of this feels like pandering to her liberal audience, as she approaches subjects like reproductive and gay rights without offering many new -- or funny -- observations.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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We're told she's 'controversial,' but honestly, all she does is lob obvious cheap shots that do nothing but sanction her audience's status quo. Where's the controversy in that?

November 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
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You know, the surest way to stop being considered 'edgy' is to brag constantly about how edgy you are. Get over yourself and get back to writing good jokes.

October 20, 2005 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
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I saw Cho perform much of this material live [...] and found it bracingly hilarious. The movie she has made of it is an entirely different matter.

October 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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standard-issue platitudes about media hype and Republican hypocrisy that you've likely heard many times before from many others.

September 16, 2005 Full Review
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The misses ultimately far outnumber the hits.

September 2, 2005
Reel.com

Her savage but empowering take on gay life is sufficiently sidesplitting to smooth over the weaker spots.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not as personal as some of her previous tours, focusing instead on social commentary about today's headlines, but she still manages to get in some great lines.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Soft in the middle, and none of Cho's stories here take on an epic scope....[Yet] the comedienne remains endearingly naughty.

September 2, 2005
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[Cho] redoubles her invectives against the religious and political right with a fearlessness that is breathtaking.

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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like catching a second-rate rerun of The Daily Show

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Not her best but clever and better than an average stand-up
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