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Dysfunktional Family Reviews

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September 6, 2003
Griffin's paean to beating your children is more than a little disturbing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2003
"Did I go too far?" Griffin asks. The crowd's continued hush is answer enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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
April 2, 2003
"Dysfunktional Family" is an uneven balance of concert and documentary. The characters we see in the home town reunion footage aren't painted as colorfully as Griffin's hilarious stage recollections and sometimes the Kansas City segments seem like fi
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 4, 2003
... the intercut footage is distracting, lacking insight to give the comedy a human grounding, and lacking the humor to justify cutting away from his act.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 4, 2003
For me, Griffin comes across as a second-tier comic in a hit-and-miss affair.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 4, 2003
[Griffin's] riffs lack enough insight to qualify as observations and the wit to be considered consistently funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2003
If Pryor, whose influence is so obvious here, was the big wheel, Griffin is something stuck between the treads.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
March 25, 2003
The exposť portion of DysFunKtional goes more for the funny bone and less for the jugular, and too often segues into America's Funniest Home Videos territory when it should linger on quieter moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
The comic subscribes to the unfortunately widely held belief that if it's offensive, it's funny.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 31, 2003
Griffin unsuccessfully conceals his contempt for Arabs by calling attention to the legacy of slavery, and so the film repeatedly proclaims that the emperor has no clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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.
February 27, 2003
While the talented Griffin is not undeserving of his own movie vehicle, this one feels more like a favor owed than a truly worthy project.
March 3, 2003
Even at a fairly trim 82 minutes, the film doesn't urge enough of that eyebrow-raising, doesn't provide nearly enough laughs and is sunk by its little 'cinematic' stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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