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Woo (1998)

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9

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 10

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Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Madeline, Party Girl) directed this comedy, scripted by David C. Johnson (D.R.O.P. Squad), following the trajectory of a mismatched couple throughout the evening of a blind date in New York (but mostly filmed in Toronto). Extrovert Darlene "Woo" Bates (Jada Pinkett Smith of Scream 2) is one woman who's not afraid to take what she wants, and she has a notorious knack for turning men into mush. When Woo's psychic friend Celestrial (Girlina) predicts that the man of her

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David Johnson

Jan 13, 2004

New Line Home Entertainment

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (26) | DVD (3)

This Manhattan-based romantic comedy might be fun if it didn't hit you over the head with a sledgehammer every few minutes.

February 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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A graceless and gratingly unfunny comedy that brings out the worst in just about everybody involved.

July 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Equally unengaging are hero Tim (Davidson), the wimpish buppie who loves her, and his male buddies, who provide the requisite quota of chauvinism.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Why did they bother?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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An incoherent romantic comedy whose sexy title character (played by Ms. Smith) is an unbearable, unfunny pain in the neck.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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The constant reliance upon unfunny, moronic humor sinks the project.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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As the film plods on, Woo's initial, slightly mysterious charm wilts from overexposure; the frantic antics fall flat and the whole contrived mess begins to feel increasingly obvious and boring.

February 8, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Thank goodness Jada Pinkett Smith and Tommy Davidson are so much fun to watch. Without them, Woo would be another half-baked comedy bound for the oblivion bin.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

What characterization there is consists of weak, stupid men empowered by dominant, predatory women, encased in witless, tasteless commercial rubbish.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

If only Smith's supporting cast were as, well, supportive.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nashville Scene
Nashville Scene

Some of it is funny, most of it is predictable and Smith's character is so annoying that it's just not realistic that Davidson would put up with all this hassle just for a possible roll in the hay.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Seems less concerned with its party girl protagonist than the more oddball characters and situations circling her.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Jada Pinkett Smith is the only real reason to catch this banjy mess, but even that's stretching it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

"You go, Woo!" Or not.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

After a while, it all gets a bit repetitive, which is remarkable, given how short the film is.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

For all the generic plot gyrations, Pinkett Smith and Davidson turn in poised, resourceful performances.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia City Paper

The best romantic comedies challenge, undercut or attempt to change the social norm; Woo just follows the numbers.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Boring, uninteresting and pointless, the film wastes both its talent and your time.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

Although not quite enough to make the movie enjoyable, [Smith's] performance does give some respite to the audience, who has to endure every black and male stereotype in the book.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Audience Reviews for Woo

terrible, one of the worst films of all time
January 31, 2007
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Crazy funny!
December 25, 2007
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