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Team America: World Police Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 22, 2004
Juvenile in the worst sense: confused and frightened by the adult world, and begging to be protected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 19, 2004
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Christy Lemire
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
October 19, 2004
The first work from Parker and Stone that I'd describe as a failure of nerve.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 19, 2004
I thought it was pretty clever.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 19, 2004
Team America is at once grandiose and tacky, elaborate and deflationary.
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Hank Stuever
Washington Post
October 15, 2004
Profane and sometimes bitingly funny.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 15, 2004
Team America is not as funny as the South Park movie, and some of its juvenile humor falls flat. But when Team America works, it falls squarely into the category of guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 15, 2004
Funny string-driven action satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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October 15, 2004
I laughed all the way through Team America.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
October 15, 2004
Parker-Stone fans are likely to have a grand time.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 15, 2004
As puppetry, Team America is stilted. As satire, it's gutless and lazy. And as comedy, it barely delivers laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 15, 2004
Outrageously, gut-bustingly hilarious.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 15, 2004
It's rude and raunchy, and it has a message -- sort of. You have to wade through an awful lot of obscenity to get to it, though.
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 15, 2004
Sophomoric, vulgar, obscene and brilliant.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
October 15, 2004
It may be one of the strangest pieces of entertainment to hit multiplexes in some time, but in terms of its politics, it's one of the sanest.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
October 15, 2004
Consistently hilarious.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
October 15, 2004
Caustic fun.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 15, 2004
It may not tell you who you should vote for, but Team America: World Police conclusively proves everything is funnier when it's done by marionettes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2004
Entertaining as it is at the start, Team America ends up falling back on the kind of foul language that feels more forced than exuberant.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 15, 2004
Though Team America has knee-slapping moments, too much mirth has too little on its mind.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 15, 2004
A technical step forward from South Park.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 15, 2004
Utterly vile, purposefully malicious and just stone brilliant a good deal of the time, Team America: World Police contains something to offend virtually everybody. Yes, even you.
| Original Score: B+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 15, 2004
Team America is a hoot, and a technical achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 15, 2004
There are laughs here, some resulting from sharp satirical observations and some from gross-out gags.
| Original Score: B
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
October 15, 2004
The South Park team's sendup of Hollywood action epics and the war on terror is at once admirably furious and sophomorically infuriating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 15, 2004
Like a cocky teenager who's had a couple of drinks before the party, [Parker and Stone] don't have a plan for who they want to offend, only an intention to be as offensive as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 15, 2004
A smart movie trapped in the body of a dead-end action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 14, 2004
Wickedly funny and devilishly subversive.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 14, 2004
45 of the funniest minutes I've spent at the movies this year. Too bad this weapon of mass diversion runs more than twice that in length.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 14, 2004
More satisfying as a straight-ahead blow 'em up than as a satire.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 14, 2004
Profane, violent, and scabrously funny, this Team has something to offend all, from pious Hollywood liberals to knee-jerk nationalists.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 14, 2004
Given the content of this movie, I can't officially recommend it to anyone. But go anyway.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
October 14, 2004
Horribly, wonderfully offensive.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 14, 2004
Good try, some funny and clever ideas, but not really worth the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 14, 2004
For its imagination, audacity and willingness to tick off absolutely everyone, Team America is the most memorable comedy you'll see this year -- at least among the ones starring puppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
October 14, 2004
There's lots of tastelessly funny stuff here, but too much repetition.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 14, 2004
There's a guilty, infantile fun to Team America.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 14, 2004
The funniest thing at the movies since There's Something About Mary.
| Original Score: A-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 13, 2004
As a send-up of terrorism, Team America has more mild sizzle than bang. Its real target is the axis of ego, which knows no borders.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Brian Lowry
Variety
October 11, 2004
All told, the clever visual bits and hilarious songs don't entirely compensate for the many flat or beyond-over- the-top spells.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 11, 2004
The film is only intermittently funny and truly does raise a question of how often can one resort to the same foul words for laughs without becoming tiresome.