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The Wash Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 8, 2007
Two roommates start to antagonize each other after one becomes the other's superior at an LA car wash, and the conflict is played out with grittiness and flippancy.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 8, 2007
Snoop, Dre and their buddies take it all in stride -- if they were any more laid-back, they'd be napping in their trailers.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The lame, underdeveloped jokes far outweigh the fresh ones, the women are all chirpy airheads, and the whole thing hangs on a feeble storyline.
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David Segal
Washington Post
January 10, 2002
There's precious little to listen to, laugh at or ogle.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Toronto Star
November 30, 2001
More of a missed opportunity than a movie.
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
November 30, 2001
A sloppy, harebrained movie, which looks like it was made on a fraction of the budget of one of their videos.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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+
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 15, 2001
Hilarity ensues. Except when it doesn't, which is pretty much the entire movie.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 15, 2001
Boring and desperately unfunny.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
November 15, 2001
It's intermittently hilarious, though more of a drag.
| Original Score: 2/5