88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie isn't just hilarious: It's witty and inventive, too, and in hindsight, it isn't even all that dumb.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It has a premise that never stops percolating.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The picture is crammed with shameless satire, engaging moments of pure silliness and jokes that border on the outrageous. It combines relentless energy with an aura of good nature for a formula that works.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Satires like this tend to throw a lot of stuff at the wall, and in Undercover Brother, a surprising amount sticks.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is a smart, spirited spoof that will leave you with a smile on your face - and an appetite for some serious '70s funk to play on the eight-track in your solid gold Cadillac convertible.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The soundtrack (which includes James Brown, Michael Jackson and The Commodores) is better than a K-Tel "Best of the '70s" compilation, and the broad physical comedy is as reliable as a brick house.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Seems breezier and less self-conscious than the Mike Myers franchise.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Has such a cheerfully zingy energy that you keep rooting for it even when its jokes turn flatter than a jump shot at a YMCA pickup game.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lee's images of black and white stereotypes are agreeably silly yet altogether too thin and vanilla safe.
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25

Boston Globe

Tries to wring laughs from just about every dusty stereotype about blacks and whites imaginable. But it's all cheap, lazy, and unoriginal.
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69 out of 100
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