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Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 19, 2002
This is hardly big-screen stuff.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 29, 2002
Cho's fans are sure to be entertained; it's only fair in the interest of full disclosure to say that -- on the basis of this film alone -- I'm not one of them.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 3, 2002
A hit- and-miss affair, consistently amusing but not as outrageous or funny as Cho may have intended or as imaginative as one might have hoped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
September 11, 2002
It's hard to quibble with a flick boasting this many genuine cackles, but Notorious C.H.O. still feels like a promising work-in-progress.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
August 30, 2002
Good for the fans but probably only so-so for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Megan Turner
New York Post
July 3, 2002
Essentially a formulaic showcase for the provocative Korean-American's singular comedic styling.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 7, 2002
In her first picture, she was as shrill as fingers across a blackboard. Much less shrill and repetitive this time, her act is more inviting to non-fans. Even so, I found it more cute than funny. I never laughed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rod Armstrong
Reel.com
June 28, 2002
Though her fans will assuredly have their funny bones tickled, others will find their humor-seeking dollars best spent elsewhere.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ed Park
Village Voice
July 2, 2002
She needs us far more than we need her.
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
July 11, 2002
Where last time jokes flowed out of Cho's life story, which provided an engrossing dramatic through line, here the comedian hides behind obviously constructed routines.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 17, 2002
The level of comic invention is surprisingly low, and the resultant amusement spotty at best.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 1, 2002
Cho's bisexuality supplies her with double ammo when making sex jokes, which are her specialty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
June 28, 2002
This movie's a scream! If you've never seen or heard of Margaret Cho, and you want to take a chance at something that you can relate to, and then not relate to, and still laugh anyway, then scope out this film and get to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2002
Captures the raw comic energy of one of our most flamboyant female comics.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 8, 2002
The difference between Cho and most comics is that her confidence in her material is merited.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
July 5, 2002
This macho lady rants at her best and most comfortable as combo socially conscious female stud.
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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 21, 2003
Cho's impressions of her mom are legendary among fans, and for good reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 3, 2002
With Notorious C.H.O. Cho proves she has the stuff to stand tall with Pryor, Carlin and Murphy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 15, 2002
Cho is one amusing caustic storyteller. Sharply hilarious and brimming with heart-rendering frankness, Cho exposes herself through the raw observations of the engagingly cheeky comedy concert film Notorious C.H.O....a fearless showcase that's smart
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
August 24, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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Variety
August 19, 2009

Boston Phoenix
August 3, 2002
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Arizona Republic
September 13, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2002

Orlando Weekly
September 26, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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