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Undercover Brother Reviews

July 20, 2002
It's breezily entertaining and culturally specific without resorting to gross-out jokes or cruelty.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2002
Much of Undercover Brother plays as a funnier, if similarly addled, Bamboozled.
June 10, 2002
The film works no matter which side of the racial divide you're on, because nothing unites an audience quite like making fun of everyone.
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.
June 6, 2002
Even the soundtrack selections are second- or third-hand.
June 3, 2002
Even during periods when the belly laughs subside, Griffin continues to keep it really amusing with his exuberant flair for physical comedy and mock-serious swagger.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2002
There's not enough to sustain the comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2002
The smartest bonehead comedy of the summer.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2002
It's about keeping it funny, and on that score Undercover Brother is right on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2002
A colorful, cool and completely hilarious ride that'll have you rolling through the outtakes.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 31, 2002
It combines relentless energy with an aura of good nature for a formula that works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2002
A joyful mix of high and low humor, pulled off with style and an eye for glamour.
May 31, 2002
The broad physical comedy is as reliable as a brick house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2002
A surprisingly 'solid' achievement by director Malcolm D. Lee and writer John Ridley.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2002
Every broad stereotype and discomfiting joke carries the sting of truth.
Read More | Original Score: A-
May 31, 2002
Led by Griffin's smartly nuanced performance and enthusiasm, the cast has a lot of fun with the material.
May 31, 2002
A live-action version that's as funny and savvy as the original, even if one leaves the theatre exhausted by its barrage of pop-culture references, and perhaps disappointed by its softness as satire.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2002
There's an anarchic energy to this movie and a commitment to reality-based foolishness that wins you over.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2002
Feels like one of those movies lifted from a Saturday Night Live skit and then stretched way thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2002
A spy movie-blaxploitation picture spoof that repeats itself so often, and hits its targets so erratically, you'd swear it was adapted from a Saturday Night Live skit.
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
The one-liners are clever enough and the physical comedy and pop-culture goofing sufficiently dumb and broad to make Undercover Brother ... a reasonably pleasant experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 30, 2002
It's short, painless and likely to make even tough comedy customers laugh out loud a few times.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 30, 2002
Displays the disarming nutball sensibility of a Naked Gun farce and the dead-on social satire of an on-its-game Saturday Night Live sketch.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
The movie isn't just hilarious: It's witty and inventive, too, and in hindsight, it isn't even all that dumb.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
May 30, 2002
There are laughs aplenty, and, as a bonus, viewers don't have to worry about being subjected to farts, urine, feces, semen, or any of the other foul substances that have overrun modern-day comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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+