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Undercover Brother Reviews

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May 30, 2002
First-time feature director Malcolm D. Lee doesn't have a feel for the material, blows one sure-thing bit after another and fails to let, or make his cast be funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 10, 2002
Instead of packing an R-rated, politically incorrect punch, the film goes for the easy laughs without getting too raunchy or violent, and the result is mildly amusing but mostly mediocre.
May 30, 2002
Undercover Brother doesn't go far enough. It's just a silly black genre spoof.
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June 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2002
"It's all just an advertisement for the funkadelic soundtrack."
May 31, 2002
There's not enough to sustain the comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2002
One can't help but feel that either the filmmakers missed some golden opportunities or that the source material simply ran dry before the picture could run its course.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 1, 2002
As hard as "Undercover Brother" tries to be a black "Austin Powers", it lacks the demented brilliance of a guy like Mike Myers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2002
The movie's contradictions of intent (opposing black stereotypes at the same that it's reveling in them) hinder it from making any real comic statement.
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April 24, 2008
funny at parts
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2002
Unfortunately Eddie Griffin is no Eddie Murphy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 12, 2002
I know we're not supposed to take it seriously, but I can't shake the thought that Undercover Brother missed an opportunity to strongly present some profound social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 10, 2002
'Undercover Brother' comes packed with possibilities, but can't keep its groove thing shaking with enough consistency to be any more than a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch that goes on too long.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2002
Eddie Griffin, who was so much better than the films that encased him with John Q and The New Guy, is certainly likable enough here, but he rarely lets loose with the kind of manic talent he evidenced in those supporting roles.
June 9, 2002
The movie just has too much on its plate to really stay afloat for its just under ninety minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2002
The most excruciating 86 minutes one might sit through this summer that do not involve a dentist drill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 30, 2002
Sadly, contains too little of the fashion or the funk that made its predecessors so much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 6, 2002
Even the soundtrack selections are second- or third-hand.
May 30, 2002
Traffics in the kind of prechewed racial clichés that have already been through the corporate stand-up-comedy mill.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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