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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 3, 2009
The miserable production values-the cardboard sets rival a Little Rascals talent show-and P's stone-faced delivery are merely amateurish, but as a vanity project for Griffin, Foolish is downright appalling.
August 3, 2009
Eddie Griffin buffs have the best reason to check out this amateurish effort: Griffin's profane, sometimes sharply observed stand-up routines take up a big chunk of the movie's total running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Variety
August 3, 2009
A strange combination of urban melodrama and comedy concert film.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Griffin's few sparks onstage are not worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 20, 2007
Simpleminded melodrama about two brothers' conflicting struggles to better their lives. Oops, not only did I describe the story, I just gave the entire story away. Sorry.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 10, 2001
Pretty much a bad excuse to work in stand-up material courtesy of Griffin, scenes with Andrew Dice Clay, and buxom, naked chicks.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Anita Gates
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film loses complete credibility when the audiences at the comedy clubs where Foolish works go wild with delight, way out of proportion to the hilarity of the material. And Foolish is just a little too smug about his artistic integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Balancing comedy with drama is tough for the best writers and even tougher for newcomers.
Full Review | Original Score: 51/100
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's probably more reasonable to evaluate it as an Eddie Griffin concert film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The whole thing has an off-puttingly thrown-together air.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
What would inspire someone who cannot write or act to pen and star in a movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Entertainment Weekly
April 9, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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