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CB4 Reviews

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August 20, 2008
Partly scripted by Nelson George, the premier authority on hip hop, the film is not without moments of insight, and there are certainly enough gross-out gags to keep you watching.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 9, 2006
In parts it is hugely, monstrously funny.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
An amusing look at the early days of the gangsta rappers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 19, 2004
One of the first movies to parody gangsta rap, it does so knowingly and affectionately.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 22, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2004
A muddled but often funny rap satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
A fast-paced and frequently hilarious spoof of the old-school rap world.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's an unexpected innocence mixed in here that helps to blunt the pointed raunchiness (and political incorrectness) of the subject.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
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.
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
Torn between celebration and sendup, CB4 misses its big target as often as it hits.

TV Guide
December 17, 2007
CB4 just isn't too funny, and one gets the feeling that the filmmakers themselves lacked the resolve or coherence of vision to mock rap in any effective fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
September 7, 2004
CB4 promises sharper satire than it actually delivers.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 6, 2003
Resolutely lame in all the wrong places, CB4 is nowhere near the witty satire it purports to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Though CB4 starts out as a fairly amusing rap variation of This is Spinal Tap! it quickly sinks into a raunchy, sexist series of off-the-wall gags that go nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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