The Cookout Synopsis
An NBA draft pick hosts a cookout after her relocates from the ghetto to a mansion.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Wants to be an outdoor, barbecue-grilled "Barbershop" but lacks the pungency and honesty of its prototype.
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30

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
This is one dull party.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Good-natured but it's a dud.
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30

Village Voice

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Eventually, the pointlessness of The Cookout exudes a modicum of charm, but the simple-minded mess still lacks the wit and moral weight of...
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25

New York Daily News

There isn't a genuine laugh or a character who isn't a stereotype in The Cookout, a lifeless comedy featuring a cast of familiar faces who...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sends comedy backward in time, and we're in the 1970s, ethno-sitcom style: These Andersons in their out-of-date white, snooty gated...
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20

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
It took a village of screenwriters and story creators - including costar Queen Latifah and first-time director Lance Rivera - to cram just...
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11

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
Everything else here – from the gross caricatures to the so-called comic mayhem – is sour to taste.
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10

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A painfully unfunny, would-be comedy.
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Nasty, borderline bigoted, stunningly amateurish film.
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i love this movie

By mas1195
this movie starts out as a guy named tod wins a basketball thing becomes rich buys a huge house later throws a cookout this story is difrent from what you will expect it first starts out as a basket...

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Rated PG-13 | For drug content, sexual references and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 16 and under Avoid this gross, raunchy comedy at all costs.
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