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Margaret Cho: Assassin Reviews

September 16, 2005
Pointed sociopolitical commentary that's thoughtful and impassioned, if not always hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2005
Only for die-hard Cho fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: B-
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.
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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+
September 1, 2005
A terrific mime with amazing expressiveness, Cho has a fertile, untrammeled imagination that shapes vignettes and one-liners that unfailingly hit their intended targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 1, 2005
This concert film of her most recent comedy tour, the Assassin Show, is painfully bereft of wit or cogent insight.
August 30, 2005
Her embrace of controversial political topics might be welcome if her jokes weren't so predictable.