Metascore
20

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
  1. 10
    The makers of “Bringing Down The House” should thank the gods of cinema for Marci X, which has relieved the Steve Martin/Queen Latifah hit of its status as the year's most misguided culture-clash comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    38
    The actors had little to work with in this passe social satire, but sharper performances might have saved Marci from total humorless ruin.
  3. 0
    The lamest in the recent run of comedies about uptight white people getting jiggy with it, would also be the most offensive -- if it weren't also the dullest.
  4. It's a dishonest satire that manages to be (disingenuously) contemptuous of white people and (unintentionally) condescending toward black people, without ever being funny.
  5. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    At least Kudrow won't get the blame for Marci X: What really sinks the movie is Wayans.
  6. Reviewed by: Jon Caramanica
    0
    Moving beyond stultifying to stupefying.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    30
    Director Benjamin doesn't really handle the material with the outrageous excess it deserves, with the result that the proceedings seem far too mild.
  8. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    30
    Leave something on the shelf long enough and it'll either ripen like cheese or rot like garbage. Guess what: This ain't Camembert.
  9. Despite the occasional topical reference to President Bush and Sen. Clinton, this movie is, like, so eight years ago, it isn't funny.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    30
    Plays like an overextended variety-show sketch.
  11. As the hilariously foul-mouthed, sweet-souled Dr. S, he (Wayans) slaps Marci X to life every time he's on screen.
  12. A romantic comedy with neither humor nor sparks between the leads, Marci X attempts to lampoon gangsta rap clichés so obvious they feel ten years old -– “Malibu's Most Wanted” brought more to the table.
  13. 10
    It's tough to decide just what's more offensive: the movie's musty depiction of gangsta rap as public enemy No. 1, the notion that all an uptight white girl needs to loosen up is a few puffs on a Philly blunt, or the idea that any of this might be remotely funny.
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Apr 26, 2011
    10
    Anybody who doesn't like this movie must be kind of slow and not getting the biting satire. I've noticed satirical movies generally get low ratings....didn't know America was full of such humorless people. The movie is an equal opportunity offender which shows the people who made the movie "get it" and are not being offensive, rather they are making fun of those who stereotype people. I'm going to recommend this movie, that like Lisa Schwarzbaum of "Entertainment Weekly" said should be savored for it's cult-ready collection of skits that it has. Lisa Kudrow is one of the most brilliant, under-appreciated stars of our time! Awesome! Full Review »