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  • Summary: When Todd Anderson (Storm P) is chosen as the #1 NBA draft pick by the New Jersey Nets and signs a contract for thirty million dollars, his life instantly changes. The fun really begins when he buys a new house and mistakenly invites family from the old neighborhood for a cookout on the same day he scheduled an endorsement interview. (Lions Gate Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 13 out of 14
  1. Wants to be an outdoor, barbecue-grilled "Barbershop" but lacks the pungency and honesty of its prototype.
  2. Good-natured but it's a dud.
  3. Reviewed by: Akiva Gottlieb
    30
    Eventually, the pointlessness of The Cookout exudes a modicum of charm, but the simple-minded mess still lacks the wit and moral weight of an episode of "Family Matters."
  4. There might have been a decent comedy here if someone had remembered to insert some actual humor.
  5. 20
    Queen Latifah gets co-producer and scenarist credits for this anemic comedy, and also a supporting role that amounts to the worst performance of her career.
  6. 20
    Gives virtually every cast member a shot at humiliation.
  7. 0
    Nasty, borderline bigoted, stunningly amateurish film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4

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