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National Security Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
A patently offensive, racist and repulsive waste of celluloid, an affront to blacks, whites and human beings in general.
| Original Score: 0/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
January 17, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 16, 2003
Movies like National Security are indicative of how little creativity exists in most high-profile Hollywood offerings, and how little faith filmmakers have in the intelligence of multiplex audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 16, 2003
"National Security" is another in a string of indistinguishable dumb action comedies that would all run together in the mind of anyone unfortunate enough to watch them if they were not so instantly forgettable.
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Indistinguishable dumb action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
January 29, 2003
My mouth slowly widened, until I realized that I was indeed illustrating what "jaw-droppingly bad" truly means.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 17, 2003
It's a slapdash, heavily marked-down affair.
| Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 9, 2003
A truly inane and flat action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
January 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D
Victoria Alexander
January 15, 2003
It's simply lousy and racist.
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Brian Orndorf
January 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 30, 2003
'Overall, what more can you say about this two-bit meandering and empty-headed carousing crime comedy? Bottom line: everyone connected with this project ought to be handcuffed to the door handle of a speedy out-of-control police cruiser.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 20, 2003
Too often, National Security tries to be a gritty thriller and wacky comedy at once.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
If rampant misogyny and racism sound like a laugh riot, by all means see National Security, a 'comedy' so aggressively unpleasant that it's worthy of squirms.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
January 16, 2003
This is the most racist film I have seen since the last Martin movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
January 15, 2003
Rent-a-cop bullplop.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 16, 2003
I'll give ten bucks to the first gypsy willing to curse anyone even suggesting a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 21, 2003
The jokes are so tired and irritating in the film, I found myself anticipating the funny gags from the trailers because those were the only ones that were remotely humorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 18, 2003
Jonathan Ross
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 20, 2003
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
January 17, 2003
There are plot holes big enough to drive a truck through, and director Dennis Dugan supplies plenty of trucks to drive through them.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 19, 2003
...isn't going to set any new standards for comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 24, 2003
Neil Norman
London Evening Standard
March 22, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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January 18, 2003

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January 25, 2003
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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