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Margaret Cho: Assassin Reviews

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James Berardinelli
September 8, 2005
Only for die-hard Cho fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Barsanti
September 1, 2005
like catching a second-rate rerun of The Daily Show
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
October 20, 2005
You know, the surest way to stop being considered 'edgy' is to brag constantly about how edgy you are. Get over yourself and get back to writing good jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 17, 2005
We're told she's 'controversial,' but honestly, all she does is lob obvious cheap shots that do nothing but sanction her audience's status quo. Where's the controversy in that?
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 2, 2005
Though Cho occasionally connects with her targets, more often than not she seems as intolerant and hate-filled as she accuses them of being -- and that's not funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2005
Not as personal as some of her previous tours, focusing instead on social commentary about today's headlines, but she still manages to get in some great lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Becker
Dallas Morning News
September 2, 2005
Ms. Cho's commentaries come across as mere rants, lacking the fresh comedic spin necessary to carry a concert film.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
August 30, 2005
Her embrace of controversial political topics might be welcome if her jokes weren't so predictable.
Timothy Knight
September 2, 2005
The misses ultimately far outnumber the hits.
| Original Score: 2/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 16, 2005
standard-issue platitudes about media hype and Republican hypocrisy that you've likely heard many times before from many others.
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
September 1, 2005
This concert film of her most recent comedy tour, the Assassin Show, is painfully bereft of wit or cogent insight.
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
September 1, 2005
While Cho may have charted much of this territory, by now it's comic terrain that's overtraveled and dangerously eroded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
September 2, 2005
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.
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
I saw Cho perform much of this material live [...] and found it bracingly hilarious. The movie she has made of it is an entirely different matter.
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Jan Stuart
September 1, 2005
In her third concert film ... one does detect a new level of calm about her that suggests Cho is growing more secure in her bones or is simply getting older. Or both.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 2, 2005
Soft in the middle, and none of Cho's stories here take on an epic scope....[Yet] the comedienne remains endearingly naughty.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 1, 2005
Anyone who can compare Reagan's funeral to Weekend at Bernie's and John Kerry to an Ent, one of Tolkien's talking trees, deserves an audience on both sides of the aisle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
September 16, 2005
Pointed sociopolitical commentary that's thoughtful and impassioned, if not always hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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