Malibu's Most Wanted Reviews

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April 22, 2003
Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor.
April 21, 2003
Jamie Kennedy's B-Rad is based on a character from his TV show -- and as the centerpiece for a sketch, he's hilarious. But the B-Rad joke wears thin when stretched across a feature-length film.
April 21, 2003
April 18, 2003
Wanted isn't quite the real Slim Shady of hip-hop comedies. But you might lose yourself in a few of its amusing moments.
April 18, 2003
Think of a B-grade Bulworth with lesser talents than A-listers Warren Beatty and Halle Berry.
April 18, 2003
Maybe in a half-hour format, the idea would stand up. But in a feature film, B-Rad's schtick seems like a one-note song.
April 18, 2003
The Jamie Kennedy comedy vehicle Malibu's Most Wanted faces a seemingly insurmountable problem: It's really a lot better when Kennedy isn't on screen.
April 18, 2003
As a star vehicle for Kennedy, Malibu doesn't advance the ball, but the timing could be perfect to grab the eager-for -the-end -of-school crowd.
April 18, 2003
At its worst, Malibu's Most Wanted resembles a 10th-generation dupe of some bottom-dwelling teen comedy daubed with fake family uplift.
April 18, 2003
This cinematic territory has been picked clean, especially recently with Bringin' Down the House and its ilk.
April 18, 2003
B-rad's rapping is so bad it's irritating. That part is intentional. The rest of the movie's irritation just comes naturally.
April 18, 2003
Clumsy movie.
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.
April 18, 2003
The movie has a good satirical idea and does some nice things with it, but not enough.
April 18, 2003
This might be the first movie about player-haters that's not hateful itself.
April 18, 2003
Director John Whitesell is reduced to zeroing in on Kennedy's butt cleavage, a sure sign of comedic desperation.
April 18, 2003
It's wack.
April 18, 2003
Silly excuse for a movie.
April 18, 2003
The movie sets up some potentially hilarious scenes, including an onstage rap contest straight out of 8 Mile, but the payoff falls flatter than one of B-Rad's rhymes.
April 18, 2003
Malibu's Most Wanted is nothing to pinch your nose over, but it doesn't give Kennedy the street cred we know he's capable of.
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