Undercover Brother Reviews

Page 1 of 8
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Stereotype-based satire; not for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
November 10, 2010
"Undercover Brother" fares better as a blaxploitation spoof than as silly-spy shtick. Scathing but not scatological, "Brother's" withering insights are equal opportunity: Here, white guilt is as satirically punishable an offense as propping up prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 8, 2008
Much funnier and craftier than it had any right to be.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 12, 2004
Every little piece of this project fell magically, hilariously in place, even if some of its gags don't quite hit the target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...zips along at a frenetic pace, but the lack of plot does eventually catch up with the rest of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
March 2, 2003
Not for one moment does it get serious or stop for a straight action sequence, and yet it develops into something genuinely exciting, just through the enthusiastic velocity of its streams of jokes and images.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
If you like the Austin Powers franchise, chances are you'll like this, regardless of your race. If you don't, we'll, I'd have to say you're just a jive turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
One of the best comedies of its kind.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marcus D. Russell
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Malcom D. Lee is a consummate professional and has made a wise choice in how to approach this material, for a strong case could be made to use this as the initial tool in our school systems to begin serious discussions about race and class.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
More often than not, the movie's irreverent, ramshackle charms hit the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
July 25, 2002
(The film) uses the well-traveled conventions of racial stereotyping to make a grand little spy/action comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Cantieri
HoleCity.com
July 22, 2002
UB equally spoofs and celebrates the more outre aspects of 'black culture' and the dorkier aspects of 'white culture,' even as it points out how inseparable the two are.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 20, 2002
Has the right mindset, but not always the right material.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
It's breezily entertaining and culturally specific without resorting to gross-out jokes or cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
Everytime you think Undercover Brother has run out of steam, it finds a new way to surprise and amuse.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Top Critic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 6, 2006

FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004

Guardian
March 25, 2003

FilmFour.com
February 18, 2003

This is London
February 15, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 23, 2002
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
PopPolitics.com
July 9, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 10, 2002

Orlando Weekly
June 6, 2002
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 1, 2002
Page 1 of 8