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Undercover Brother Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 23, 2002
The sketch comedy feel works wonders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
June 15, 2002
Eddie Griffin is one of the funniest comedians in Hollywood making films right now... see why he's still a bargain for top billing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
an enjoyably retro ride that relies more on cultural awareness for its humor than sheer gross-out
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 12, 2002
Undercover Brother" is much, much funnier than even the first Austin Powers movie. Its trailer is funnier than the second Austin Powers movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 12, 2002
Funny? Fo' shizzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
June 11, 2002
Much of Undercover Brother plays as a funnier, if similarly addled, Bamboozled.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
June 11, 2002
Not only is Undercover Brother as funny, if not more so, than both Austin Powers films, but it's also one of the smarter, savvier spoofs to come along in some time.
Top Critic
Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
June 10, 2002
The film works no matter which side of the racial divide you're on, because nothing unites an audience quite like making fun of everyone.
Kim Linekin
June 10, 2002
A smart send-up of spy movies, race relations and pop culture that packs more funny into its 86 minutes than Austin Powers will manage in a lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 10, 2002
It's far from perfect -- as many jokes fall flat as succeed -- but like Undercover Brother himself, it's smarter than most, and twice as solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
June 10, 2002
'Undercover Brother' comes packed with possibilities, but can't keep its groove thing shaking with enough consistency to be any more than a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch that goes on too long.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 10, 2002
Beating the Austin Powers films at their own game, this blaxploitation spoof downplays the raunch in favor of gags that rely on the strength of their own cleverness as opposed to the extent of their outrageousness.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 10, 2002
Instead of packing an R-rated, politically incorrect punch, the film goes for the easy laughs without getting too raunchy or violent, and the result is mildly amusing but mostly mediocre.
Harvey S. Karten
June 9, 2002
Unfortunately Eddie Griffin is no Eddie Murphy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
June 9, 2002
The movie just has too much on its plate to really stay afloat for its just under ninety minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 7, 2002
While Undercover Brother is definitely one for the masses, it's also full of sharp, smart satire.
| Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
June 7, 2002
The satire is at both cultures' expenses, which is a beautiful thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
June 6, 2002
Even the soundtrack selections are second- or third-hand.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 6, 2002
There are a lot of laughs to be found in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Weinberg
June 5, 2002
An impressive balance of well-executed slapstick and insightful (albeit silly) social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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