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Pootie Tang Reviews

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
November 1, 2011
Pootie Tang works, in part, because it doesn't. Which is to say the movie's special success is inextricable from the moments where it blatantly fails. The movie exerts a beguiling charm that can only be explained as the je ne sais quoi of sa da tay.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 29, 2004
Writer-director Louis C.K. (I wouldn't give my correct name either) was named on Entertainment Weekly's "It List," proving that entertainment is in a bad way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 20, 2001
Pootie is such an original, utterly absurd conception that, however one may hesitate over superfluous matters of good taste or (horrors!) political correctness, anyone with an ounce of humor will find it impossible not to succumb in gales of laughter.
August 2, 2001
There are bad movies, there are disappointing movies, and then there's Pootie Tang, a movie so incompetent, it almost defies description.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 11, 2001
Its humor tires not too long after the beginning credits have finished rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
A bona fide cult object in the making.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
July 5, 2001
It seems as if the studio thought they had a black Austin Powers, while in fact what they have is more like a black Dude, Where's My Car?.
Steve Simels
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 2, 2001
Good for a couple of well-earned laughs but ultimately overstays its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 2, 2001
A pretty inspired and consistently witty satirical skewering of three decade's worth of macho black pop cultural clichés.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
July 2, 2001
A spectacular train wreck of a film where the participants seem oblivious to the dreck they've crafted and performed in.
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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2001
Mostly an amusing exercise in black vernacular, searching for a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tor Thorsen
July 2, 2001
Sorry, Lance, but Rudy Ray Moore you ain't.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
July 2, 2001
It would've made a great 30-minute comic short. Most of the film is padding.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 2, 2001
This astonishingly unfunny Paramount comedy is burdened with writing, direction and acting that would cause Ed Wood to wince.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
July 2, 2001
The rule is pretty simple: The thinner the skit, the thinner the big-screen spin-off.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 2, 2001
Mostly it's shoddy, amateurish, and cheap-looking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Blake Wright
July 2, 2001
I would rather watch all the Pokemon movies, back to back, than waste my time watching this production for a second time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
July 2, 2001
The material it does pull off is daring and sharp.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 2, 2001
Dull and unfunny claptrap.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
July 2, 2001
Think of an infantile, babblegabbing Shaft without any real cool.
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