Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. 25
    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a comedy that feeds off the blaxploitation movies, and although, like all good satires, it is cheerfully willing to be offensive, it is almost completely incapable of being funny.
  2. Unfortunately, Sucka falls apart after the first half-hour. The action sequences are confusing and senseless. The setups for the action scenes are long and pointless. You know where the movie is heading, and there are no surprises along the way. It's one joke, over and over. [17 Feb 1989, p.E7]
  3. Reviewed by: Salem Alaton
    25
    The problem with Sucka is that the film is more clumsy and lifeless as a comedy than most of those blaxploitation pictures were as drama. Sucka instead is so awkward as to take two steps back for every one step forward: the film uses black women, for example, as rudely as did the movies it sends up. [17 Feb 1989, p.C3]
  4. 20
    It's not that Wayans lacks wit, it's that he's stomped it to death. A sweet-natured performance -- and the fact that he and Tom Cruise probably have the same orthodontist -- doesn't quite make up for the muddle. Don't be a sucka.
  5. Reviewed by: Desson Howe
    10
    Wayans' choosing to play romantic lead seems more narcissistic than smartly comic (watch him unleash those built biceps once too often); he lacks an unidentifiable shtick. And he seems too easily satisfied with predictable and sophomoric punchlines. Lapses like that give Sucka the Shaft.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 16, 2013
    10
    This is a great movie. The plot isn't anything revolutionary, it's just supposed to be a good time. I loved the Hammer scene with all the pistols and the Chris Rock scene. I have seen it 4 times and I still chuckle every time I see the movie.

    Yeah, we'll take the stairs. We always take the stairs
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  2. Dec 6, 2012
    10
    Long before the "In Loving Color" show which featured the Wayans Brothers and kicked started Jim Carrey's career there was "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" by the Wayans Brothers. In a similar style of comedy to "In Living Color" but with a higher budget and production quality this movie is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It is basically a parody of all cop movies where the cops are trying to bust drug dealers although some scenes even parody other movies like Rambo. If you are a fan of movie parodies, In Living Color, The Wayans Brothers or black comedians in general (many other famous faces show up, Chris Rock makes a short appearance in a funny scene, etc.) you should definitely see this movie. Make sure you see the uncensored version, I've seen it on TBS on TV and they butchered some of the scenes with censorship that you couldn't even tell what is going on...

    BTW: All of those critics who gave this less than 70, saying it was not funny or that the romantic scenes are weak. Give me a break, you guys obviously do not understand parodies, this is like the black version of the Naked Gun, would you say that isn't funny or the romantic scenes are weak? Probably you would since that movie is very similar, this is a parody not a serious film, wtf? lol
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