Dysfunktional Family Reviews

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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.
January 18, 2004
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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.
April 9, 2003
For every bit that's flatly derivative ... there's another that connects.
April 7, 2003
... Griffin's social commentary is just as piercing and hilarious as the autobiographical stuff.
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.
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.
April 5, 2003
Griffin's family is fascinating and real, and his comedy, while it can be caustic, has a positive spirit.
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.
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.
April 4, 2003
Offers edgy, irreverent and very funny humor from hot young comic Eddie Griffin -- and provides just enough background footage to help you understand where it all comes from.
April 4, 2003
You've got to be impressed by the seeming effortlessness with which KC native Griffin works his audience at a Chicago theater, prowling the stage like some big comedy panther and dropping laugh detonations.
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?
April 4, 2003
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.
April 3, 2003
It's the hometown footage that really stands out amid the stand-up. With material like that, Griffin and family may have a pilot for a new reality show on their hands.
April 3, 2003
Griffin takes the stage like the Midwestern tornado he is and keeps his audience laughing until the very last second.
April 3, 2003
Provides the rare opportunity to sample a comic's material and hang out with the folks who inadvertently shaped it.
April 3, 2003
If Griffin is often boorish, he also can be wickedly hilarious.
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