63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

67% The Equalizer Sep 26
72% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

100% The Good Wife: Season 6
58% Madam Secretary: Season 1
—— Miss Marple: Season 6

New Episodes Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

Undercover Brother Reviews

Page 1 of 8
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

First-time feature director Malcolm D. Lee doesn't have a feel for the material, blows one sure-thing bit after another and fails to let, or make his cast be funny.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 30, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 10, 2002
Victoria Alexander

Undercover Brother doesn't go far enough. It's just a silly black genre spoof.

Full Review

May 30, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

"It's all just an advertisement for the funkadelic soundtrack."

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

May 31, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

There's not enough to sustain the comedy.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 2002
Jim Judy
Screen It!

One can't help but feel that either the filmmakers missed some golden opportunities or that the source material simply ran dry before the picture could run its course.

Full Review Source: Screen It! | Original Score: 5/10

May 31, 2002
Matthew Turner

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

February 15, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

As hard as "Undercover Brother" tries to be a black "Austin Powers", it lacks the demented brilliance of a guy like Mike Myers.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The movie's contradictions of intent (opposing black stereotypes at the same that it's reveling in them) hinder it from making any real comic statement.

Full Review

August 22, 2002

funny at parts

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 24, 2008
Harvey S. Karten

Unfortunately Eddie Griffin is no Eddie Murphy.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 2/4

June 9, 2002
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

I know we're not supposed to take it seriously, but I can't shake the thought that Undercover Brother missed an opportunity to strongly present some profound social commentary.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 6/10

July 12, 2002
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

'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

June 10, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Eddie Griffin, who was so much better than the films that encased him with John Q and The New Guy, is certainly likable enough here, but he rarely lets loose with the kind of manic talent he evidenced in those supporting roles.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

June 5, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

The movie just has too much on its plate to really stay afloat for its just under ninety minute running time.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 9, 2002
Renee Graham
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The most excruciating 86 minutes one might sit through this summer that do not involve a dentist drill.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

May 31, 2002
David Levine

Sadly, contains too little of the fashion or the funk that made its predecessors so much fun.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 30, 2002
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Even the soundtrack selections are second- or third-hand.

June 6, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Traffics in the kind of prechewed racial clichés that have already been through the corporate stand-up-comedy mill.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

May 30, 2002
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 23, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

August 9, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs
July 9, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic
June 1, 2002

Orlando Weekly
June 6, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 10, 2002

This is London
February 15, 2003
February 18, 2003

March 25, 2003
February 1, 2004

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic IconTop Critic
May 6, 2006
Page 1 of 8
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile