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Dirty Laundry Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 7, 2007
The tone is good-natured enough to make a simple movie semi-watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Julia Wallace
L.A. Weekly
December 6, 2007
Cheesy crockpot of a film.
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Robert Koehler
August 4, 2007
Visually dull, without an ounce of cinematic purpose, pic will work most effectively on the small screen.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2007
Overwritten and under-directed by Maurice Jamal, the movie contains several honest moments but remains too awash in clichà (C)s and stereotypes to take seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
December 4, 2007
The film's plea for tolerance is commendable but would have more weight if only it were executed with more panache.
December 7, 2007
Jamal's comedy of family dysfunction is essentially a sitcom episode writ large; it's not subtle, but it's good-natured and hits its marks with ruthless efficiency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Don Willmott
February 15, 2008
run of the mill, with a few good laughs along the way
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Black Star News
December 7, 2007
Even though homophobia may be more of a hurdle in the 'hood than Hollywood, this ensemble's supportive response to Sheldon's revealing his sexual preference proves to be a surprisingly sweet way to close out this well-meaning message movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Juergens
January 22, 2008
Is it sidesplitting? No, but it's cute. Is it wonderfully wicked? No, but it's got a few twists and turns. Is it a classic? Probably not, but it's an encouraging move into a new kind of gay film and a story not often told.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
December 7, 2007
Mr. Jamal's direction ranges from clumsy to competent. Fortunately, even as Mr. Jamal's characters hit notes reminiscent of a half-baked television pilot, they disclose eccentricities that his cast spins into comic gold.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 7, 2007
Looking for plot holes? You can't miss them. But if you go in hoping for a good time, you'll find that, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 19, 2007
By far the best of a plethora of holiday family-reunion films, Maurice Jamal's warmly hilarious Dirty Laundry is particularly blessed with the presence of Loretta Devine
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