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A bunch of rap-star wannabes attempt gangsta rap effrontery, call themselves CB4 (referring to a prison cell block), and become all the rage in the tough-as-you-can-be rap music industry. Before long, however, they discover themselves to be the targets of real gangsta violence. This parody featuring Chris Rock, Allen Payne and Deezer D, contains nudity, profanity, violence, substance abuse and sexual situations--as all gangsta rap comedies should.


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Critic Reviews for CB4

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  • Tamra Davis, a musicvideo director with the well-received feature debut Guncrazy on her resume, might have really had something here had she settled on any one of the many paths the movie starts down.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • Torn between celebration and sendup, CB4 misses its big target as often as it hits.

    Mar 31, 2008 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

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  • In parts it is hugely, monstrously funny.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
  • CB4 promises sharper satire than it actually delivers.

    Sep 7, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • As a series of ocasionally-amusing vignettes, CB4 is is fitfully entertaining. However, when everything is tied together into a cohesive whole, this movie is a colossal mess.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • If your mood is loose and profane, if you speak hip-hop (or you just like hearing it) and if you think Rock is funny (he is), you'll be glad you checked this out.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for CB4

  • Aug 30, 2008
    one my favorite childhood movies....
    khalvic b Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2008
    Great comedy, an underestimated classic.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2007
    Hilarious rapumentary that seemed to be the answer to eock from Wayne's World. Everyone was pretty hilarious except for the father and the girlfriend, in which they played their parts pretty well also, to keep everything grounded. A lot of great one liners, especially when Dead Mike is working the 976-GAYS hotline. Very funny movie, just needs a chance.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2006
    Crazy rap comedy. Has some very funny scenes - a must-see for Chris Rock fans.
    ♥ Chani L Super Reviewer

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