75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Kennedy doesn't take the character any deeper than a caricature of rich, nonblack fans of hip-hop culture. But as a caricature, he's fantastic.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Malibu's Most Wanted mines a well-worn comedic vein, but does so with a consistent good humor and surprisingly deft touch.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The comedy is often crass and crude, but it makes telling points about how much of "race" is more about the words and gestures we use than the actual colors of our skins.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Flashes of inspiration illuminate stretches of routine sitcom material; it's the kind of movie where the audience laughs loudly and then falls silent for the next five minutes.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Think of a B-grade "Bulworth" with lesser talents than A-listers Warren Beatty and Halle Berry.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Think Jerry Lewis doing Eminem, or maybe it's Eminem doing Jerry Lewis (or maybe it's Pauly Shore doing Vanilla Ice), and you've got B-Rad.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An unerring sign of the awfulness of Malibu's Most Wanted is a series of the least funny outtakes ever appended to a movie's closing credits.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Doesn't aim for more than padding a plot around Kennedy so he can do his Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman character full-force. And the joke soon wears thin.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By C.W. Nevius
A small triumph for lowered expectations.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A send-up of rap personality in which no one actually has a personality. The joke, alas, is on the movie.
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43 out of 100
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