Bringing Down the House Reviews

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July 26, 2012
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.
May 12, 2012
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.
April 29, 2009
You're better off ignoring this junk and saving your time.
December 30, 2006
July 5, 2005
October 7, 2004
January 6, 2004
If you've seen the commercials for Bringing Down the House, you already know the movie's best moments and most memorable lines...
September 6, 2003
It's completely forgettable and unoriginal, but it might make a good rental on a slow family movie night.
July 25, 2003
Steve Martin used to be a wild and crazy guy. Now he's as bland as his hair.
July 24, 2003
Qualquer filme que tente provocar risos atravs de animais vestidos com 'roupas engraadas' est claramente ciente de suas deficincias.
June 12, 2003
It's quite a mess, this catastrophe -- a racially offensive mess, too.
June 10, 2003
Kudos to Steve Martin for choosing this script. He's laughing all the way to the bank. The audience isn't as lucky.
May 31, 2003
May 28, 2003
I think it was after Betty White told Steve Martin's son not to "wear his hair like a ***" that I thought about walking out.
May 7, 2003
If the idea of actress Betty White using the term 'Negro' sounds hilarious to you then maybe this is a your kind of shallow humor.
April 28, 2003
April 10, 2003
At some point during Bringing Down the House, I covered my face ... I haven't had that kind of reaction to a movie in a while.
April 6, 2003
Are old white guys trying to act like young black girls still funny? Whoever keeps writing these kinds of scripts really needs to be hurt (or at least forced to stand naked holding up a sign in NYC with their script scrawled on the front).
March 27, 2003
March 25, 2003
Charlene establishes herself early on as manipulative and untrustworthy, which could lead to wicked fun if the film stayed true to this side of her character. Instead, like Hollywood clockwork, Charlene morphs into a good influence.
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