• PG-13, 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Louis C.K.
    In Theaters:
    Jun 29, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 27, 2001
  • Paramount Pictures

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Pootie Tang Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Not bad so much as inexplicable. You watch in puzzlement.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

June 29, 2001
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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This astonishingly unfunny Paramount comedy is burdened with writing, direction and acting that would cause Ed Wood to wince.

July 2, 2001
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Mostly it's shoddy, amateurish, and cheap-looking.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

July 2, 2001
Christy Lemire
San Francisco Examiner
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Calling the movie incoherent doesn't even begin to describe it.

June 29, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Funny as the joke may be, it's still only one joke.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

June 29, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Akin to watching a random collection of deleted scenes from a misconceived movie that should never have darkened the inside of a theater in the first place.

June 29, 2001
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The rule is pretty simple: The thinner the skit, the thinner the big-screen spin-off.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

July 2, 2001
Jim Judy
Screen It!

A spectacular train wreck of a film where the participants seem oblivious to the dreck they've crafted and performed in.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

July 2, 2001
Dan Fazio
Citysearch

[Pootie's] nonsense vocab eventually loses the power to impress.

Full Review Source: Citysearch | Original Score: 2/10

June 28, 2001
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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 Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1/5

March 29, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

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?.

July 5, 2001
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Its humor tires not too long after the beginning credits have finished rolling.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

July 11, 2001
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 3/10

February 20, 2002
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Worse than a below-average sketch-to-screen Saturday Night Live film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

June 28, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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As brilliant as Rock can be, this material is a reflection of his shallow, moralistic side.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

June 28, 2001
Christopher Muther
Boston Globe
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The movie's comic powers are often marred by silliness and stereotypes.

June 29, 2001
Miles Beller
Los Angeles Times
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As a big-screen vamp on the cable sketch, it plays itself out long before 'The End' crawls into view.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

June 29, 2001
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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A two-minute character-based skit ... stretched to a mind-boggling 82 minutes.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/5

June 29, 2001
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Excruciatingly unfunny...an astonishingly awful movie.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: F

June 30, 2001
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

It's content to stay at the level of puerile humor.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

July 2, 2001
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 30, 2001
Josh Jones
PopMatters
July 9, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 30, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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July 5, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 30, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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