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Though the cast shines, they can't save this comedy, which is overly contrived and filled with outdated and offensive racial jokes.
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A comedy that successfully plays with stereotypes, both racial and personal.
You have somebody as smart as Steve Martin, and as smart and appealing as Queen Latifah in a movie like this. To have such an awful, offensive story is a real disappointment.
A comedy constructed from tapped-out ideas.
A Film in Which Steve Martin Will Appear in Full Hip-Hop Drag With Appropriate Slang for Not Less Than Six Minutes.
The material is thin and pandering and almost criminally negligent in bypassing opportunities for humor.
It's a sorry situation when actors as talented and funny as Queen Latifah and Steve Martin waste their efforts in an offensive exercise that feels like a bad sitcom.
It's a wheezing, rusted machine of cheap jokes, cartoon performances, and crummy plotting, using shock value and insensitivity to make its painfully unfunny points.
Everything about this film is painfully familiar, except, perhaps, for the vicious-but-comic catfight between Latifah and Missi Pyle, who plays a high-society gold digger.
Martin and Latifah rule in boundary-pushing PG-13.
You're better off ignoring this junk and saving your time.
If you've seen the commercials for Bringing Down the House, you already know the movie's best moments and most memorable lines...
Irreverent but perhaps not funny enough, "Bringing Down the House" gives Queen Latifah the chance to shine opposite Steve Martin.
Though it's slightly emphatic from the amount of racial humor, Bringing Down the House is a charming comedy. Steve Martin is slick and humorous as only he can do. Combine that with the stylish and pizzazz of one Queen Latifah, along with a sleek amount of supporting actors, you've got yourself quite the cast. 4/5
A great feel good comedy!
This Movie reminds me a little bit of the Movie House Sitter?
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