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51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    It is clear from the film's onset that Griffin is striking a chord with his audience: They love him and, in return, he relishes their laughter.
  2. 50
    More vulgar than funny.
  3. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    50
    Unfortunately, we've seen this before.
  4. 50
    His veiled misogyny and totally unguarded homophobia are unconvincing, and when he resorts to chestnuts like comparing how black and white people walk, he comes off as a Pryor caricature, rather than as a devotee.
  5. Many will find Griffin profane, sexist and decidedly offensive. Many more will find his raunchy insights inspired, his body language hilarious and his gift for mimicry and caricature worth the entire show.
  6. 50
    Gallo makes some fatal mistakes in his direction. As Griffin talks, he adds sound effects that are distracting and annoying. It's actually an insult to the comic -- as if his jokes aren't clever enough on their own.
  7. The whole nutty crew finds it rollicking good fun to see themselves lampooned. But there is an unmistakable sorrow behind the humor.
  8. 50
    If its star were more consistently funny, it might have worked, but the film opens with a string of dreadful Sept. 11 gags and takes a while to recover.
  9. 50
    Griffin may well get there, but he's not there yet.
  10. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    The attempt to draw certain connections between Griffin's material and its autobiographical origins feels slapped together, shortchanging both aspects of the film.
  11. 40
    If Griffin were a jowly Southern redneck, his mean-spirited rants would make him a pariah.

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