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Brian Mckay
May 25, 2004
Even when some of his material has a "been there, heard that" sense to it, Griffin's outbursts of charisma help elevate the overall presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 18, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Griffin's paean to beating your children is more than a little disturbing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Brandon Judell
Gay City News
June 3, 2003
Eddie notes he if had a gay son, he'd tie him to a bed and send in a whore every hour. "How can any father be proud of a having a gay son?" he asks bewilderedly.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 16, 2003
Having really enjoyed "Undercover Brother," I went out of my way to catch this film and ended up laughing so hard, I cried at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 9, 2003
For every bit that's flatly derivative ... there's another that connects.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 8, 2003
Offensive is easy. Daring takes brains. And brains seem to be in short supply here -- almost in as short supply as laughs and audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 7, 2003
Interminable going, not only because the forward momentum of Griffin's stand-up is routinely interrupted by annoying side trips to visit his porno-loving uncle or his cringing mom, but also because Griffin's material just isn't that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 7, 2003
Like those proverbial million monkeys with their typewriters, Griffin manages to get off a halfway-funny line every now and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 7, 2003
... Griffin's social commentary is just as piercing and hilarious as the autobiographical stuff.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
April 7, 2003
A fun if not particularly revelatory slice of entertainment, Griffin's concert film seems largely designed only to shock with vulgarity without searching for the deeper 'why' behind the jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 6, 2003
Griffin's keen wit, coupled with director Gallo's sense of pacing & alternating stage and offstage material makes this more than a concert film.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
April 5, 2003
Griffin's family is fascinating and real, and his comedy, while it can be caustic, has a positive spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 4, 2003
One of the funnier and, in an odd way, disturbing stand-up concert films in a long while.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 4, 2003
Highlights some of the best, and raunchiest, of [Griffin's] humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
Far too much of Griffin's routine is just that -- routine.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
April 4, 2003
The cross-cutting feels too casual and is mostly executed in a jarringly random fashion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 4, 2003
It's hard to shake the feeling that you've heard the material or something quite close to it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
April 4, 2003
The pacing, the leather suit, the raspy speed rap. Chris Rock and others do it, and as long as Griffin sticks with the shtick he doesn't have much to add.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 4, 2003
The special fun of this stage concert film, apart from a lot of mostly good (and mostly very practiced) material, is in how far Griffin erases the line between himself and his public ego.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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