Undercover Brother Synopsis
A private detective (Eddie Griffin) tries to foil conspirators.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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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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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Stereotype-based satire; not for young kids.
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