The Cookout Reviews

December 28, 2010
Avoid this gross, raunchy comedy at all costs.
January 7, 2010
The very definition of an easy target--and, in all fairness, it deserves every last bit of criticism.
August 7, 2008
Director Lance Rivera has never directed a movie before, and he doesn't start here.
January 5, 2007
Seemingly assembled from ideas on the cutting-room floor of a cancelled sitcom.
January 5, 2007
This is one dull party.
September 16, 2005
There may be someone in the audience who goes into hysterics at the mere sight of a baby's diaper soaked through with ****, but, if so, I hope never to meet him.
February 9, 2005
Uma "comédia" sem a menor graça que, com seus estereótipos ofensivos a brancos, negros e homossexuais, falha não só do ponto de vista cinematográfico, mas também humano.
January 19, 2005
...a taxing and intolerable vehicle that has all the charm of a gold-toothed rapper's root canal. The Cookout is certainly not any food for thought.
October 31, 2004
It's low comedy and it's crudely made. But that's no excuse for it being dull.
September 19, 2004
Everything else here -- from the gross caricatures to the so-called comic mayhem -- is sour to taste.
September 14, 2004
Plenty of action and confusion in this wild story that culminates in a cookout.
September 11, 2004
Director Lance Rivera raises some legitimate questions about moving up versus selling out and the commodification of professional athletes, but he couldn't care less about answering them.
September 11, 2004
It does provide some true laughs and, incredibly, some real humanity.
September 11, 2004
The movie unfolds in the most perfunctory fashion. At least the food looks good.
September 10, 2004
Rippin' and Dippin'
September 9, 2004
This is one more entry in the long list of 'urban comedies' that dish out the kind of humor that would probably spark protests if the filmmakers weren't African-American.
September 9, 2004
Rivera and a host of screenwriters were apparently as cowed by Lady Em as Todd; she sucks up much of the screen time, and admirable though her family values may be, they're not exactly rip-roaring funny.
September 9, 2004
Todd's payday apparently sends comedy backward in time, and we're in the 1970s, ethno-sitcom style.
September 9, 2004
There might have been a decent comedy here if someone had remembered to insert some actual humor.
September 8, 2004
A painfully unfunny, would-be comedy.