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Dysfunktional Family Reviews

April 9, 2003
For every bit that's flatly derivative ... there's another that connects.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 7, 2003
... Griffin's social commentary is just as piercing and hilarious as the autobiographical stuff.
April 4, 2003
One of the funnier and, in an odd way, disturbing stand-up concert films in a long while.
April 4, 2003
Highlights some of the best, and raunchiest, of [Griffin's] humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
The cross-cutting feels too casual and is mostly executed in a jarringly random fashion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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 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
[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
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 is quick, smart and funny, and presents the critics with the usual challenge in reviewing a comedy concert: What do you write about, apart from quoting his funniest lines?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
April 4, 2003
No doubt about it, Griffin is a funny guy and a brilliant mimic. But this concert film, like his early life, might best be put behind him.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2003
When he isn't checking himself -- or falling back on material that Mr. Pryor should receive royalties for because unimaginative comics have traded on it so often -- Mr. Griffin's journeyman efforts prove rock solid.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2003
Griffin takes the stage like the Midwestern tornado he is and keeps his audience laughing until the very last second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2003
Provides the rare opportunity to sample a comic's material and hang out with the folks who inadvertently shaped it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 3, 2003
If Griffin is often boorish, he also can be wickedly hilarious.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2003
As a big-screen experience, DysFunKtional Family is mostly a drag.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2003
Griffin isn't untalented, but he seems unpolished, not quite ready to carry the weight of a 90-minute concert film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2003
When will these second-rate Richard Pryor-manqués figure out that hateful invective doesn't make for satisfying comedy?
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.