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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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
A bona fide cult object in the making.
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Ebert & Roeper
July 5, 2001
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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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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.
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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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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
June 29, 2001
A two-minute character-based skit ... stretched to a mind-boggling 82 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 29, 2001
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.
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Miles Beller
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2001
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
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 29, 2001
Funny as the joke may be, it's still only one joke.
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Christy Lemire
San Francisco Examiner
June 29, 2001
Calling the movie incoherent doesn't even begin to describe it.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 29, 2001
Not bad so much as inexplicable. You watch in puzzlement.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Christopher Muther
Boston Globe
June 29, 2001
The movie's comic powers are often marred by silliness and stereotypes.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 28, 2001
As brilliant as Rock can be, this material is a reflection of his shallow, moralistic side.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
June 28, 2001
Worse than a below-average sketch-to-screen Saturday Night Live film.
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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