Undercover Brother Reviews

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April 24, 2008
funny at parts
November 7, 2003
The problem is, that half the time I laughed myself silly, while the other half, I was egregiously offended.
February 15, 2003
January 29, 2003
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.
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.
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.
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 9, 2002
Unfortunately Eddie Griffin is no Eddie Murphy.
June 9, 2002
The movie just has too much on its plate to really stay afloat for its just under ninety minute running time.
June 6, 2002
Even the soundtrack selections are second- or third-hand.
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 2, 2002
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.
May 31, 2002
Obvious, obnoxious and didactic burlesque.
May 31, 2002
There's not enough to sustain the comedy.
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.
May 31, 2002
"It's all just an advertisement for the funkadelic soundtrack."
May 31, 2002
Basically a five-minute sketch stretched out to feature length and dressed up in retro chic.
May 31, 2002
Little is done to support the premise other than fling gags at it to see which ones shtick.
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