Friday Reviews

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June 21, 2019
Crapping jokes and cussing jokes and look at that lady in her skimpy clothes jokes. I enjoyed this badly, stupidly, as it was meant to be enjoyed.
April 26, 2019
While the character-driven script has a weakness for toilet humor (Mel Brooks would be proud), its inhabitants are given some oddball quirks and tics that keep things percolating when the plot development runs a little thin.
January 28, 2019
The characters are what make this. Deebo is iconic.
January 28, 2019
Really funny, filmed great, with a lot of heart to it.
July 25, 2010
Co-scriptwriters Ice Cube, DJ Pooh, and director F. Gary Gray find as much humor in well-observed detail as in the oddities of the film's world.
July 6, 2010
Friday has energy, and sass, and the nerve to suggest that the line between tragedy and comedy may be in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
September 7, 2009
The original installment in the outrageous slacker trilogy starring Ice Cube.
August 21, 2008
A new generation of black talent (director Gray, actors Chris Tucker and Ice Cube) bring verve to this much welcome comedic view of street life in South Central, after mostly crime and drug pictures set there.
July 25, 2008
A crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood.
July 8, 2005
Synthesizes blaxploitation and pot-comedy genres and melds them into a colossus of unending laughs.
March 2, 2005
It has a certain crude, rambling charm.
December 5, 2004
November 6, 2003
...much of the humor sailed right over my caucasian head.
July 11, 2003
Turns "Boyz N'The Hood" on it's head...simply hilarious
May 20, 2003
This is a ruder, cruder version of the hip-hop movie House Party, and it offers a fascinating glimpse at the way street life enters pop culture.
March 19, 2003
Hilarious hip-hop ghetto comedy. Chris Tucker's role as "Smokey" sets this one apart from it's mediocre sequels.
January 24, 2003
November 7, 2002
July 25, 2002
An energetic and genuinely funny low-budget flick. This is why we wade through all the really bad ones; to find the unexpected pieces of comedy gold.
January 1, 2000
Cube is amusing, though he's really playing straight man to Tucker's frenetic and energized Smokey.
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