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Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
November 30, 2001
It's an excruciatingly lewd, crude and unpolished excuse to get a bunch of rappers some time on the big screen, with a little bit of sex and violence thrown in.
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
November 25, 2001
I'd be shocked if even a totally wasted Phish fan could find many laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 22, 2001
Snoop Dogg (as Dee Loc) and Dr. Dre (as Sean) let their natural chemistry go completely to waste.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 21, 2001
So ramshackle it's nearly enough to make you forget how tossed-together the 1976 Car Wash was.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Frank Ochieng
November 19, 2001
What could have been a delicious hoot about dysfunctional dynamics in a disillusioned workplace merely ends up as a woeful, clunky comedy of errors.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
Dustin Putman
November 16, 2001
A depressing, stereotypical affair that can be thanked by the African American community for portraying their race as lazy, drug-addicted, and whorish.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
November 16, 2001
No one will claim it steals that famous old MGM motto: 'More Stars Than There Are in Heaven.'
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2001
Halfhearted and badly edited, the picture itself seems stoned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 16, 2001
Basically a dribbled-out home movie about a pair of slop-around L.A. homies.
Dave White
November 16, 2001
[Snoop's] funny, charismatic, delivers weak material with a look on his face that will still crack you up and has the best hair of any actor working today.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 16, 2001
A half-baked hack job that's woefully short on laughs, style, decent performances and discernible signs of technical proficiency.
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
November 16, 2001
Like gin and juice, [Dre and Snoop are] good together.
| Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
November 16, 2001
The Wash appears not to have much at all on its mind.

E! Online
November 16, 2001
Weak, witless blend of Ice Cube's Friday and Richard Pryors's Car Wash.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 16, 2001
Just not particularly amusing.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
November 15, 2001
Shows not how far we've come since '76, but how low comic standards have sunk.
November 15, 2001
Don't even bother renting it on video -- which will be available REAL soon!
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 15, 2001
Overall, the phrase 'It is what it is' has never seemed more appropriate.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
November 15, 2001
A poorly written, directed and performed mishmash of vignettes that the participants apparently thought would be funny.
Tor Thorsen
November 15, 2001
A sloppily edited comedy laden with sub-amateurish acting, a script with less direction than a broken compass, and a sense of humor that never made it out of the junior high bathroom.
| Original Score: 1/4
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