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Car Wash Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The screenplay and the direction juggle the characters so adroitly, this is almost a wash-and-wax M*A*S*H.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
One of the best of its ilk.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Critics seemed to like this less than audiences; personally, I had a ball.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Highly enjoyable.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 5, 2008
Uses gritty humor to polish clean the souls of a lot of likeable street people.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 22, 2008
It was both a riot and surprisingly had something poignant to say about race relations.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 7, 2003
Funny antics with great cast
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Surprisingly good ensemble comedy with Antonio Fargas a standout.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
Car Wash marks the point at which defiant blaxploitation turned decisively into upbeat crossover entertainment.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
A cheerful, somewhat vulgar, very cleverly executed comedy...

Film4
May 24, 2003
There's no plot as such, just a collection of gags, issues and themes...
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