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  • Summary: Adapted from a comedy sketch on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show," Pootie Tang is the ultimate super hero. A cool-walking, smooth-talking ladies' man, Pootie is a hero and role model to all children. Everybody looks up to Pootie -- except the evil Dick Lecter, CEO of LecterCorp, the company that makes cigarettes, alcohol and fast food. Can Pootie's cool determination and strength prevail over Dick Lecter and his crew? (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 12 out of 19
  1. Pretty thin feature-film subject. But the silliness is so contagious that it doesn't matter.
  2. 70
    Pootie Tang may be raw and slovenly -- hey, it often is raw and slovenly -- but it succeeds as a laugh getter because of the spot-on satirical notes. You might say that the movie walks it like it talks it; I'm not sure what Pootie would say.
  3. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Too often is as garbled as Pootie's own jargon.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Only the makers of "Freddy Got Fingered" might crack a smile because it now has competition for worst movie of the year.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    A wretch-a-sketch, a two-minute character-based skit (an occasional feature on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show") stretched to a mind-boggling 82 minutes.
  6. The overall film is hideously grating, thanks to an inconsistent look, animated titles all over the place, excessive explanatory commentary and abrasive R&B videos inserted throughout.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 7 out of 51
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    Does exactly what it says on the tin, some great jokes, laughs a plenty, one of my favourite films of all time, chris rocks writing at its peak. highly recommend. Expand

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