Friday Reviews

June 21, 2019
Crapping jokes and cussing jokes and look at that lady in her skimpy clothes jokes. I enjoyed this badly, stupidly, as it was meant to be enjoyed.
April 26, 2019
While the character-driven script has a weakness for toilet humor (Mel Brooks would be proud), its inhabitants are given some oddball quirks and tics that keep things percolating when the plot development runs a little thin.
January 28, 2019
The characters are what make this. Deebo is iconic.
January 28, 2019
Really funny, filmed great, with a lot of heart to it.
August 16, 2017
I knew the picture was in trouble when its first gag involved an old lady spewing obscenities.
July 25, 2010
Co-scriptwriters Ice Cube, DJ Pooh, and director F. Gary Gray find as much humor in well-observed detail as in the oddities of the film's world.
July 6, 2010
Friday has energy, and sass, and the nerve to suggest that the line between tragedy and comedy may be in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
September 7, 2009
The original installment in the outrageous slacker trilogy starring Ice Cube.
August 21, 2008
A new generation of black talent (director Gray, actors Chris Tucker and Ice Cube) bring verve to this much welcome comedic view of street life in South Central, after mostly crime and drug pictures set there.
July 25, 2008
A crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood.
July 8, 2005
Synthesizes blaxploitation and pot-comedy genres and melds them into a colossus of unending laughs.
March 2, 2005
It has a certain crude, rambling charm.
December 5, 2004
March 12, 2004
November 6, 2003
Cube's charm and Tucker's frantic antics can carry the movie only so far before the wall-to-wall profanity, constant vulgar humor and male chauvinist ogling wear out their welcome.
November 6, 2003
...much of the humor sailed right over my caucasian head.
November 6, 2003
Gray's direction is painfully flat, and curiously -- especially for a popular music video director like Gray -- lacking any interesting visual style.
July 11, 2003
Turns "Boyz N'The Hood" on it's head...simply hilarious
May 20, 2003
This is a ruder, cruder version of the hip-hop movie House Party, and it offers a fascinating glimpse at the way street life enters pop culture.
March 19, 2003
Hilarious hip-hop ghetto comedy. Chris Tucker's role as "Smokey" sets this one apart from it's mediocre sequels.