White Chicks (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Scattershot comedy that's silly and obvious.

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When brothers and fellow FBI agents Marcus (Marlon Wayans) and Kevin Copeland (Shawn Wayans) accidentally ruin an otherwise painstakingly executed drug bust, getting back into the good graces of their boss becomes a high-priority assignment in itself. With this in mind, Marcus and Kevin take on a case far beneath their usual standards when they agree to escort socialite sisters Brittany (Maitland Ward) and Tiffany Wilton (Anne Dudek) from a private terminal at JFK Airport to their hotel room in the Hamptons. Once there, two considerably higher-ranking agents will take over the girls' protection. The extra security is no mere perk of wealth, however, as it appears that Brittany and Tiffany have been targeted by a serial kidnapper. The FBI hopes to apprehend the perpetrator by using the girls as bait, unbeknownst to them. The plan may have worked if it weren't for Kevin and Marcus, who manage to let the sisters in on the secret. Understandably, neither of them want any part in the process, so they force the brothers to come up with a radical solution: With the help of an FBI lab scientist, the very much African-American Kevin and Marcus will be transformed into two white women who could pass for Brittany and Tiffany. The agents must keep the charade up long enough to lure the kidnapper, but fooling everyone involved will be the job of their lives. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, White Chicks also features James King and Lochlyn Munro. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
Rating:
PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Shawn Wayans
as Kevin Copeland
Marlon Wayans
as Marcus Copeland
Jaime King
as Heather Vandergeld
Frankie Faison
as Section Chief Gordon
Lochlyn Munro
as Agent Harper
John Heard
as Warren Vandergeld
Terry Crews
as Latrell Spencer
Brittany Daniel
as Megan Vandergeld
Eddie Velez
as Agent Vincent Gomez
Maitland Ward
as Brittany Wilson
Anne Dudek
as Tiffany Wilson
Rochelle Aytes
as Denise Porter
Faune A. Chambers
as Gina Copeland
Steven Grayhm
as Party Boy Russ
Drew Sidora
as Shaunice
Twist
as Tony
Kevin Blatch
as Aubrey
Taras Kostyuk
as Russian
Zoltan Barabas
as Drug Dealer
Brad Loree
as Dealer's Henchman
Paul Lazenby
as Dealer's Henchman
Suzy Joachim
as Elaine Vandergeld
Kerbie O'Neill
as Hamptons Girl
Shannon Dagg
as Hamptons Girl
Jennifer Berry
as Hamptons Girl
Patrick Baynham
as Hamptons Guy
Kristi Angus
as Wheelchair Girl
Marshall Virtue
as Purse Snatcher
Ryan Hesp
as Young Man at Auction
Dan A.R. Kelly
as Young Man at Auction
Fraser Aitcheson
as Stripper
Liam Ranger
as Young Boy
Zack Nicholson
as Young Boy
Luciana Carro
as Waitress
Michael Shore
as Waiter at Hamptons Restaurant
Lillianne Lee
as Lattrell's Housekeeper
Melissa Panton
as Karen's Backup Dancer
Kathryn Schellenberg
as Karen's Backup Dancer
Heather Robertson
as Vandergeld Dance Team
Joanne Pesusich
as Vandergeld Dance Team
Jennifer Oleksiuk
as Vandergeld Dance Team
David Manske
as Fashion Critic
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Critic Reviews for White Chicks

All Critics (123) | Top Critics (36)

Most gags are as weak as they are derivative, offering little incentive to suspend one's disbelief, and as for the gender politics, well... you can only imagine.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | July 3, 2004
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

A plotless romp of Manolo wobbling, 'Omigod!' yipping, and broadly comic attempts to conceal that unsquashable manly lust and slangin' machismo.

Full Review… | June 29, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

[I]t's the worst movie of the year.

June 28, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Banshee-howlingly awful.

Full Review… | June 25, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

A tawdry excuse for a movie, but it has a handful of shameless giggles.

Full Review… | June 25, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for White Chicks

This awful comedy is not only derivative and obvious (more than half of it is just a rehash of Some Like It Hot) but seems made to the same sort of retards who can't see through a ridiculous disguise that only makes the Wayans brothers look like hideous caricatures.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A Movie that explains whats wrong with white women today, 1/2 star. 7=11=2005

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

Funny. Offensive, but funny. Better than I'd have expected from the Wayans. Terry Crews is a comedic wunderkind. Props to Crews.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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