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Friday After Next Reviews

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
December 27, 2002
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the 'hood, Friday fans were wishing the new sequel was good.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
November 28, 2002
| Original Score: D
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 25, 2002
This is a terrible movie, one of the worst comedies of the year.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
November 22, 2002
Frenetic but not really funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 22, 2002
You'd have to be applying pretty loose critical standards to describe Friday After Next ... as a good movie, but in the coming weeks it may certainly prove a useful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
November 22, 2002
Friday movies are a lot like an African-American version of Seinfeld; they're really about nothing. And if you can appreciate the cultural dislocation of their urban California milieu, same as Seinfeld, they can be funny as hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
November 22, 2002
The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
November 22, 2002
Leisurely, waxy potpourri of messy sight gags, coarse sex jokes and all-pro bad behavior.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
November 22, 2002
A raucous, riotous, blisteringly obscene comedy.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 22, 2002
All this South Central color gives Friday After Next a lived-in feel that endears you to the characters and the way they live.
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 22, 2002
Cube and Epps play off each other well, but the comedy's success lies mostly in its talented stable of supporting actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 22, 2002
There's an audience for it, but it could have been funnier and more innocent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 22, 2002
I didn't laugh at the ongoing efforts of Cube, and his skinny buddy Mike Epps, to make like Laurel and Hardy 'n the hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
November 22, 2002
It's bedeviled by labored writing and slack direction.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 22, 2002
Lacks the spirit of the previous two, and makes all those jokes about hos and even more unmentionable subjects seem like mere splashing around in the muck.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
November 21, 2002
Cranks up an impressive amount of energy considering that it's the third installment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2002
The constant flow of calamities spotlights a lot of talented and funny people under music video veteran Marcus Raboy's buoyant, good-natured direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 21, 2002
Just for fun -- a break from shopping, tree trimming, cooking, cleaning, wrapping and all the rest.
| Original Score: B-
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 21, 2002
Humor doesn't get much broader or thinner than this.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Robert Koehler
Variety
November 21, 2002
This is surely one of the most frantic, virulent and foul-natured Christmas season pics ever delivered by a Hollywood studio.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
November 21, 2002
To call this film a lump of coal would only be to flatter it.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
November 21, 2002
Loud, chaotic and largely unfunny.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 21, 2002
It's still loud, crude and lewd but without the loopy energy and bright characterizations that helped to distract from the fact that there was never much going on in the plot department.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 21, 2002
The movie often feels as if it were just marking time, counting on your memory of the first two films to make you laugh at characters who seemed much funnier, and less belabored, seven years ago.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin M. Williams
Chicago Tribune
November 21, 2002
Hews to the Sequel Curve (first one good, the rest increasingly mediocre).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 21, 2002
Friday After Next has the same problem that Next Friday did -- it's called Where's Chris Tucker When You Need Him?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Edward Crouse
Village Voice
November 19, 2002
A manically generous Christmas vaudeville.