Malibu's Most Wanted

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 82 Ratings

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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 theMalibu'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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Score distribution:
  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. 50
    Has laugh-out-loud moments of inspired idiocy. The problem is that this one-joke skit (done first and better by Britain's Ali G) has been given the Hamburger Helper treatment and stretched to feature length.
  4. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    50
    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. A small triumph for lowered expectations.
  6. 50
    Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor.
  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
    9
    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 itI 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
    5
    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 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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