Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. She has something to say to everyone, and one can only hope that she is preaching to more than her choir of devoted fans.
  2. Even those who may agree with Cho's agenda are never allowed to forget that it is an agenda.
  3. 63
    Assassin is funnier and less awkward than her last concert film, 2004's ''CHO Revolution," but nowhere near as consistently gut busting as 2002's ''Notorious C.H.O." or (first and still best) 2000's ''I'm the One That I Want."
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    From the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and the president's opposition to the morning-after pill to his pandering to fundamentalist family groups, Cho has all things Bush-related in her crosshairs, and she's taking no prisoners.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    60
    Though specializing in confrontational, caustic and often raunchy humor, Ms. Cho has a relaxed and playful stage presence.
  6. She has tackled difficult subjects with sharp wit, but this self-congratulatory set falls well short of our ensuing expectations.
  7. It's hard to see why her audience seems so much more rabid than that of other, funnier comics. The secret seems to be in her appeal to the gay community.
  8. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    Inspiration is running thin in comedian Margaret Cho's fourth concert film, a routine stand-up set that compares poorly to her oft-hilarious first two.
  9. 38
    Though Cho occasionally connects with her targets, more often than not she seems as intolerant and hate-filled as she accuses them of being - and that's not funny.
  10. 38
    Only for die-hard Cho fans. Everyone else will be offended, bored, or some combination of the two.
  11. 10
    Painfully bereft of wit or cogent insight.
  12. Reviewed by: Peter L'Official
    10
    Assassin is the listless signature on her career-long comedic suicide note.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    6
    I Love Her And Everything She Stands For!
    I Enjoyed 60% Of This..
    So It's A 6.
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    0
    Margaret Cho is tied with Dane Cook as the most consistently grating, phoned-in, fake, irritating, trashy and unfunny stand up comic in show business. This title does nothing to improve my opinion of her and I feel like I did her a big favor by even viewing it. Tripe. Full Review »
  3. Apr 27, 2011
    3
    I Love Margaret But This Seemed A Little Washed Down In Places... I Hate To Say This But "Honestly I Did Not Enjoy 45% Of It... Sorry Cho.. I Still Like Her Its Just This Never Spoke To Me... 3! Full Review »