Undercover Brother Reviews
Eddie Griffin is outstanding as the title character, and smart brother, conspiracy brother (Dave Chappelle), Sistah Girl, and White She-Devil will leave you in stitches. I didn't like Neil Patrick Harris' character, a lame white boy, much, but loved over the top nemesis Chris Kattan. Billy Dee Williams and James Brown add credibility to this hilarious parody. Its politically incorrect in the extreme so don't get offended by the catfight scene and other, just have fun. Final Advice: Long live the BROTHERHOOD, and stay away from the fried chicken!
It's an understatement to say that I'm disappointed with Undercover Brother. I had fun for about 20 minutes and then it gets old and it gets old quickly. That would be because it's a one-joke comedy and you can only hear a joke so many times before it's not funny anymore. The movie was way to mild also. If your going to go for a Blaxploitation type movie; then go for it. This being PG-13 destroys it in my eyes. This type of movie can't survive without without tons of violence, nudity, and profanity. That's just how it is.
The movie does have some bright spots. It features a really good soundtrack. Eddie Griffin isn't horrible in the lead role, but Dave Chappelle and Neil Patrick Harris are the two actors to watch in this one. Denise Richards, while attractive, annoys the hell out of me no matter what she's in. I can't stand her.
Basically Undercover Brother doesn't entertain me throughout. Yeah it's going to be stupid and I'm fine with that. But what it shouldn't be is dull and boring. After awhile it does become dull and it does become somewhat boring. It just can't maintain the laughs and that will kill a comedy every time.
In addition to Griffin, `Undercover Brother' features Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, David Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris, Chi McBride, Billy Dee Williams and even the legendary James Brown playing himself. Hats off to Chappelle as the militant headstrong Conspiracy Brother who steals the show with every outrageous vent of his angry spleen; the sexy duplicity of babelicious Denise Richards as Penelope Snow (aka White She-Devil) - 'the black man's Kryptonite' - whose hellacious curves and pouty demeanor is knowingly spoofed to full effect. Elllis equally hot as the ass-kicking Sista Girl; Neil Patrick Harris is the clueless Caucasian intern Lance and Gary Anthony Williams is excellent as Smart Brother.
Be sure to watch it toward the end as Undercover Brother has a dance off against the nefarious Mr. Feather (an over-the-top Chris Kattan) to Michael Jackson's Beat It and of course Denise Richards is sizzling in tight white leather. The guys would love the catfight shower scene between her and Sista Girl.