Margaret Cho: Assassin Image
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40

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The incomparable Margaret Cho roars back onto the screen with her latest concert, The Assassin Tour, recorded live in May of 2005 at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. (Regent Releasing)
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. She has tackled difficult subjects with sharp wit, but this self-congratulatory set falls well short of our ensuing expectations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter L'Official
    10
    Assassin is the listless signature on her career-long comedic suicide note.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. JustinH.
    Aug 31, 2005
    10
    A woman unafraid to challenge authority by tearing its veil down to uncover our society's prejudices and continuing contradictions. While, watching her in Toronto I realized her commitment to unraveling prevalent issues, such as; sex, gender, politics and race, is something rarely ever seen by 'entertainment stars', and I thank her for her prevailing commitment. Expand
  2. ShaunR.
    Sep 2, 2005
    10
    Love her and everything she stands for.
  3. simonw.
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    Because we need protection against straight men....
  4. 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! Expand
  5. TonyB.
    Apr 11, 2006
    1
    Dreadfully angry equals dreadfully unfunny!
  6. MaryA
    Aug 31, 2005
    1
    I used to love Margaret Cho. I have loved everything she's ever done. This is terrible. She barely does her characterizations, she's just angry and.... tired. What a shame. I only gave her a 1 because she showed up. Expand
  7. MarciaY.
    Sep 27, 2006
    0
    When talking about homosexuals she continually says "us" and "we" yet she's been married to a man for the past five years. This woman is the female equivalent of Dane Cook. Expand

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