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Down to Earth Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Likeable Chris Rock in a comedy about race.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife
February 2, 2009
Down to Earth is worth seeing. Like mainstream brew, it doesnt have high potency, but it is a nice diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Michael Thomson
June 11, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International
March 5, 2001
Genial but lackluster romantic comedy.
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 23, 2001
Down To Earth is funny for one reason, and one reason only: Chris Rock.
| Original Score: 7/10
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
February 22, 2001
A two-word review: Chris rocks.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 22, 2001
When Rock finds his authentic swing as an actor as well as a comedian, he'll be, like, a movie god.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Caleb Crain
Village Voice
February 21, 2001
Almost every minute of Down to Earth is entertaining. But not quite surprising.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 17, 2001
The people behind this movie ... wisely devote 25 percent of the film to Rock's stand-up routine.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 16, 2001
Down to Earth did deliver, albeit indifferently, on its promise to entertain.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 16, 2001
It's pretty consistently funny, if far generations removed from anything original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
February 16, 2001
Down to Earth doesn't really aspire to anything more, the endless guffaws are really all that counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
February 16, 2001
Doesn't feel fat or padded, like so many contemporary comedies, and its very leanness is appealing.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 16, 2001
At its best, Down to Earth is pleasant, relatively inoffensive vehicle for Rock, who, at least, proves that he can 'carry' a movie. But next time, please, no remakes.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
February 16, 2001
Mildly amusing.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 15, 2001
Down to Earth suggests that politics and comedy are two methods of initiating social change and that, in context, both are equally effective.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 15, 2001
The script's line of racial-humor gags is relatively inoffensive, the supporting cast is mostly quite good, and the film gradually develops its own dreamy charm.
| Original Score: B-
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
February 15, 2001
Often uproariously funny, blessedly short and never forgets it's a screwball romance for teen and adult moviegoers.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
February 15, 2001
And so, here comes Mr. Rock, invading the white folks' world with something approximating a vengeance.
Emanuel Levy
March 19, 2013
| Original Score: C
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