Undercover Brother Reviews
Eddie Griffin is hysterical
in the tradition of Austin Powers 'Undercover Brother' pokes fun at the Blaxploitation era while also making tons of racial satire
Malcolm D. Lee not only shows a modern secret agent flick but also tackling the racial barriers that have been present to us and unknown to everyone else
sure not all the jokes work perfectly but man is it a visual riot
you wont even trust your eyes at half the stuff that happens
big supporting players like Billy Dee Williams, Dave Chappelle and Denise Richards add some sprinkle to the utter hilarity
black or white it's teamwork that matters
Best soundtrack I've heard since Soul Train.
Probably should have bogged down due to the overuse/emphasis on stereotypes, but somehow trumped it into fueling the plot and driving the movie to its inevitable conclusion. Kattan does his best to make not great fare palatable, and in tribute to is efforts, his eventual blackening doesn't offend (which might b the best you can say about the way he's written..)
The story of Undercover Brother, enlisted by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to stop a plot to undermine General Boutwell from running to be President. Undercover Brother teams up with The Chief, Sistah Girl, Conspiracy Brother and Smart Brother to take on The Man and Mr Feather. However, things don't go to plan and White She Devil is sent in to destroy Undercover Brother.
A silly but funny movie that throws most of the well known stereotypes at our characters. Even so, I found it more enjoyable than Johnny English or Deuce Bigalow.
Smart Brother: Are you alright?
Undercover Brother: [pauses with a horrified look on his face] ... I... see... WHITE... people
But the satire of racial stereotypes is so cleverly made and funny this movie stands on its own.