Margaret Cho: Assassin - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Margaret Cho: Assassin Reviews

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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 8, 2005
Only for die-hard Cho fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
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.
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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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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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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
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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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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
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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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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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
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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.
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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.