Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 15 out of 22
  1. 25
    I realized there was no hope for the movie because the plot and characters had alienated me beyond repair. If an audience is going to be entertained by a film, first they have to be able to stand it.
  2. Another racial cartoon buddy movie that eagerly flogs its best laugh -- indeed, its only laugh -- in the trailer.
  3. 25
    The often difficult-to-follow plot is sort of "Traffic" for nitwits.
  4. 20
    A shell game passing as entertainment.
  5. 30
    You get the feeling that everyone was in a good mood and the margaritas were pouring, but neither Gallo nor anybody else ever found a bottom line for this movie or its characters.
  6. This dismally strained comedy defies laughs and doesn't contain an ounce of internal logic.
  7. Most of the comedy, such as it is, consists of the uppity Chase acting "street" and the ghetto-fabulous Tiffany putting on moneyed airs. But, if you've seen the trailers, you already know that.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    It's doubtful that anyone, even executors of Greene's literary estate, will be able to discern much of the source material in this frenetic trifle.
  9. 20
    Poorly paced action comedy.
  10. 38
    As buddy pics go, this is pretty much not even worth a single look, let alone a double take.
  11. 10
    Who the heck green-lit this garbage heap anyway?
  12. 25
    If ever a film was fit only for straight-to-video release, it's this one.
  13. 38
    We've since seen plenty of self-satisfied smart alecks, and Freddy, as written and played, brings nothing new to the party.
  14. 20
    An ostensible action-comedy that can't seem to get either side of its genre equation right.
  15. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    It's not just bad, it's ugly. Not just stupid but really aesthetically displeasing. The sooner this movie disappears from sight, the better.

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