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Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005)

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Leftist comedian Margaret Cho issues another salvo in her ongoing battle to laugh intolerant conservatives out of power in this performance documentary. Recorded during two dates during Cho's 2005 standup tour, Margaret Cho: The Assassin Tour features the acerbically funny comic discussing such subjects as the ongoing battle over gay marriage, the 2004 presidential election, the presidency of George W. Bush, the Terri Schiavo case, possible upsides of being raised in a restrictive culture, her mother's recent heart attack, and what happened when she was unexpectedly booked to entertain a Republican activist group. Margaret Cho: The Assassin Tour was the fourth concert film from the popular humorist.
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NR
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Comedy , Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Margaret Cho: Assassin

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

Pointed sociopolitical commentary that's thoughtful and impassioned, if not always hilarious.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Only for die-hard Cho fans.

Full Review… | September 8, 2005
ReelViews
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Anger is the gasoline of stand-up comedians, the fuel that gets them revved. But just as too much gas will flood a carburetor, an overdose of anger can stall a comic's inspiration.

Full Review… | September 7, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
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Inspiration is running thin in comedian Margaret Cho's fourth concert film, a routine stand-up set that compares poorly to her oft-hilarious first two.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
Variety
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If Margaret Cho's act shows no signs of getting old, it's because the world is kind enough to provide her with sufficient lunacy to fill countless concert tours.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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Much of this feels like pandering to her liberal audience, as she approaches subjects like reproductive and gay rights without offering many new -- or funny -- observations.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Margaret Cho: Assassin

Not her best but clever and better than an average stand-up

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

I think she's great, but this one wasn't the funniest. Still good, but not "ROTFL" (as the kids say). Die-hards will adore it, of course, but for the casual fan, it didn't blow me away.

Josh Hakala
Josh Hakala
½

This is my least favorite Cho stand-up to date. For one, her monologue used to rely on yelling at the Hollywood mucky mucks for trying to make her conform to an unattainable aesthetic standard. Now that she's actually skinny, those humorous vignettes have been excised from her repertoire. It's too bad, because some of that material is hilarious. Also, she spends too much time railing against the Bush administration. These jokes are way too easy, and therefore not as funny as her usual stuff. Lastly, she's using a different on-stage voice now, like she's channeling a black cross-dresser when she speaks. What's up with that? Still, she can be irreverent and raunchy when the time calls for it, and that material still makes me laugh.

Craig Burgess
Craig Burgess

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