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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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
June 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
A bona fide cult object in the making.
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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.
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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
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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
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
June 29, 2001
Its calculated crudity and sledgehammer gags offer the same ephemeral pleasures one gets when heckling a campy blaxploitation thriller.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
June 28, 2001
Succeeds as a laugh getter because of the spot-on satirical notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 28, 2001
Cheaply made stuff, patently stupid and, most of the time, a pure pleasure to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide
December 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 38/100
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
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
July 9, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 30, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 30, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 30, 2001
Josh Jones
PopMatters
July 9, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
July 5, 2001
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