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Marci X Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 29, 2014
Marci X, though, is just clueless and sad, seemingly having missed the point that hip-hop is no longer a novelty to be slapped on the cheek with a white glove.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 29, 2014
[it] might better have been called Marci Why.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 29, 2014
Rudnick can be an extraordinarily clever writer, but he doesn't seem to understand that a screenplay has to entail more than a series of skit ideas strung together.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
July 29, 2014
This is a messy disaster at which you can only scratch your head and mutter, "What were they thinking?"
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
July 29, 2014
Most of the laughs come from the questionable taste of Benjamin's subject matter, as opposed to any genuine wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
July 29, 2014
The film sheds weak satirical light on the issues of freedom of speech, media responsibility, and oppression of minorities. It's anybody's guess who the target audience could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Seemingly endless movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
There's a tawdry, self-congratulatory air about the film that leaves a bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Gonsalves
September 27, 2007
Marci X is the kind of terrible movie I'm almost glad I've seen, because this decade probably won't bring a worse movie than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
It's no masterpiece, but I found it consistently good-hearted and sometimes hilarious, and the sparse crowd I saw it with was laughing as much as I was, especially at the outrageous rap numbers.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 5, 2004
It's the kind of movie that Mel Brooks used to make, warts and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 27, 2004
A sketch comedy that misses more than it hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
January 10, 2004
Como algum est˙dio p˘de aprovar este roteiro? Como os atores aceitaram participar do projeto? Como este conseguiu ser lanšado? Como Benjamin pode ser chamado de 'cineasta'?
| Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
September 14, 2003
Suggests a sort of Judeo-Nubian alliance that would supposedly make uptight WASP's quake with fear. I think.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003
Marci sets out to fix the situation and prove she's more than Daddy's little girl. Will she and Dr. S fall in love? Will Ben's company be okay? Will even the senator learn to get down to the rapper's music? Let's hope you never have to find out.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 1, 2003
A more blithe display of astonishingly clueless anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, and sheer bad taste has not been seen since probably ever.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 1, 2003
Draw a big red "X" through this one.
Full Review| Original Score: 0/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
August 31, 2003
The fatal flaw of Marci X is its complete and total disconnect from the contemporary zeitgeist of hip-hop culture in American society.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 31, 2003
A bad joke that turns out to be a bad movie as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
August 30, 2003
J.A.P. meets rap, but it's not a marriage made in heaven -- (very) far from it, in fact.
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