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Malibu's Most Wanted Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Dumb movie, but some funny moments for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I was pretty surprised to find this was just so entertaining.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Ryan O'Neal gets more laughs in a few scenes than Chris Rock managed in all of Head of State.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Todd Gilchrist
May 30, 2003
Malibu's Most Wanted absconds with a simplistic but imaginative plot and elevates it beyond the realm of sketch comedy into legitimate cinematic territory - for real, y'all.
May 12, 2003
I laughed during the whole movie...the trick to stupid comedy is earnestness - these guys have that out the wazoo.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Shirley Klass
Fantastica Daily
April 27, 2003
B-Rad is a harmless, lovable guy... something that can't be said for the characters played by superstars Queen Latifah and Steve Martin, who appear on the next screen over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
April 22, 2003
If you're looking for something artistic and brilliantly conceived, I suggest you search elsewhere. But there's something to be said for a straight sitcom flick that delivers the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 22, 2003
Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor.
Guylaine Cadorette
April 21, 2003
In Malibu's Most Wanted, Jamie Kennedy's white suburban rapper persona makes a smooth leap from television skit to big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Victoria Alexander
April 19, 2003
Charming, sweet, and I'm looking forward to seeing all these characters again.
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Steve Simels
TV Guide
April 18, 2003
A surprisingly likeable farce.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 18, 2003
Purposely and often brazenly politically incorrect, it is essentially a one-joke film, but that joke happens to be about race in America, a subject that resonates long after the quick laughs are gone.
| Original Score: B+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 18, 2003
This might be the first movie about player-haters that's not hateful itself.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 18, 2003
Kennedy skewers the stereotypes that Bringing Down the House merely regurgitated and he plunges into the social satire that Head of State merely skimmed.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2003
It's da shiznit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
April 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Hill
April 18, 2003
Malibu gets to the heart of the manner by showing that sometimes Blackness is just an act - a collection of style, slang and movement being packaged and sold to everyone via three-minute music videos.
John Venable
April 18, 2003
Despite being a one-trick pony with a horrible ad campaign, this is one of the funniest flicks of 2003!
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 18, 2003
Yes, it's dumb and yes, it's a 15-minute skit stretched out to 80 minutes, but I have to admit it -- it is very funny.
| Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 18, 2003
Kennedy and the filmmakers (including a director with the amusing moniker of John Whitesell) ask us to understand that B-Rad is, in his own way, genuine, even though the character's about as believable and subtle as Jar Jar Binks.
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