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  • Summary: Malibu's most wanted rapper, Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman, maintains a hip-hop lifestyle that is seriously hindering his father's bid for governor. When his dad's campaign manager tries to neutralize the "problem" and teach him a lesson about what gangsta life is really like, B-Rad proves to the player-haters that he's for real and wins the affection of a business-savvy South Central hottie. (Warner Bros.) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. The comedy is often crass and crude, but it makes telling points about how much of "race" is more about the words and gestures we use than the actual colors of our skins.
  2. 70
    The racial satire is about as subtle as a sledgehammer, but there's something exhilarating about so blunt a weapon being swung with such wild abandon.
  3. After an hour, or two-thirds of the film, they run out of gas. This is the kind of material that's easier to set up than it is to bring together in a satisfying fashion.
  4. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Wanted isn't quite the real Slim Shady of hip-hop comedies. But you might lose yourself in a few of its amusing moments.
  5. Too bad the film, which Kennedy spun from a stand-up skit, remains as blissfully unaware of its possibilities as B-Rad is of his absurdity.
  6. 50
    Doesn't aim for more than padding a plot around Kennedy so he can do his Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman character full-force. And the joke soon wears thin.
  7. 0
    The film feels like a truly awful "Saturday Night Live" sketch padded out to such unholy lengths as to make "It's Pat" seems like a comic masterstroke.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 3, 2012
    I liked this movie. I thought it was funny and cool. All the ghetto stuff may get racist at times, but at least the movie as a message in it telling you to be yourself. It wasn't a bad movie. If you want terrible, watch Chicken Little. Expand
  2. JayH.
    Feb 5, 2008
    Sometimes it's funny and sometimes it's not so funny. The clever premise isn't utilized as well as it could have been. But it's enjoyable enough to sit through the whole movie. Expand

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