3 Strikes (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

3 Strikes (2000)



Critic Consensus: 3 Strikes lacks direction and its low-brow humor isn't even that funny.

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Noted hip-hop producer DJ Pooh, who co-wrote the urban comedy Friday, makes his directorial debut with this comedy-drama. A young African-American man is enjoying his freedom after his second stretch in prison. Under the "three strikes and you're out" law, another brush with the police could mean life behind bars, so he's determined to stay out of trouble. He quickly learns, however, that trouble has a way of finding him, no matter where he goes. DJ Pooh also stars in 3 Strikes, alongside N'Bushe Wright and Brian Hooks.more
Rating: R (Pervasive Language, Strong Sexual Content, Some Drug Use, A Brief Scene of Violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: D.J. Pooh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment - Official Site


Brian Hooks
as Rob Douglas
as Mike
David Alan Grier
as Det. Jenkins
Dean Norris
as Officer Roberts
Mike Epps
as Crackhead
as Dahlia
Antonio Fargas
as Uncle Jim
Phil Morris
as Mr. Libowitz
Jerry Dunphy
as As Himself
D.J. Pooh
as Taxi Driver, Trick T...
John Verea
as Saldamo
Kam Hon
as Inmate
as Inmate
as Inmate
David Leisure
as District Attorney
Bob Cherry
as Aerobic Video Girl
Dennis Howard
as Governor
as Charita
Melanie Comarcho
as Woman In Police Stat...
Angela Tracy
as Fly Female
Bennet Guillory
as Stan Wilson
Marcus Morton
as Taxi Driver
Michele Maika
as Hotel Concierge
Rod Garr
as Hospital Guard
Bruce Fairburn
as Patrol Officer
Kevin Finn
as Patrol Officer
Terence Winter
as Patrol Officer
King T
as Liquor Store Thug
Christel Cottrell
as Receptionist
King T.
as Liquor Store Thug
as Aerobic Video Girl
Sacha Kemp
as Aerobic Video Girl
Elan Carter
as Aerobic Video Girl
Avonte' Cherie
as Aerobic Video Girl
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Critic Reviews for 3 Strikes

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12)

Relies much too heavily on multiple repetitions of gags that aren't especially funny the first time around.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Top Critic

Unoriginal and insulting, 3 Strikes goes down without scoring a single chuckle.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Sophomoric and unfunny.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Pooh's 3 Strikes aims a good deal higher in concept than, say, your average booty movie - but the crude, witless jokes are on exactly that level.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Designed for a lowest-common-denominator audience segment.

January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Pooh wastes a wonderful cast.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 3 Strikes


Leo L

Super Reviewer


only a few funny parts wit faizon love, and david alan grier. if they wasn't in the movie it would be some ISssSssSSh

This was a blowticous movie. This guy already got two strikes and gets his third when he gets out of jail.

Melvin Dwayne

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