Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 12 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Christopher Muther
    38
    The movie's comic powers are often marred by silliness and stereotypes. Pootie tanks.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    30
    Never quite deciding if it wants to parody or uphold the ongoing cultural romance with the Pimp, Pootie Tang mostly feels like a sad retread.
  3. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    30
    Too often is as garbled as Pootie's own jargon.
  4. Slow and dragging, Pootie Tang is worse than a below-average sketch-to-screen Saturday Night Live film.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    Only the makers of "Freddy Got Fingered" might crack a smile because it now has competition for worst movie of the year.
  6. 25
    By the end, Pootie Tang feels as long as Kevin Costner's "Wyatt Earp."
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    20
    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.
  8. 12
    Not bad so much as inexplicable. You watch in puzzlement: How did this train wreck happen?
  9. 12
    One bad movie -- in the original sense of the word.
  10. 11
    Dull and unfunny claptrap.
  11. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    10
    Has the distinction of being one of the most amateurish features ever released by a major studio.
  12. 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.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 7 out of 51
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    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. Full Review »