Metascore
18

Overwhelming dislike - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  1. Commits the cardinal sin of moviemaking: It leaves you bored.
  2. This rusty jalopy of a movie, which is so ramshackle it's nearly enough to make you forget how tossed-together the 1976 ''Car Wash'' was.
  3. If it had anything that even approached the vaguest vicinity of a plot, The Wash might be a cool diversion for a Saturday afternoon at the mall.
  4. 25
    Boring and desperately unfunny.
  5. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    25
    The picture itself seems stoned. Line readings and whole scenes are abandoned midstream, as if Pooh lacked the attention span to see his ideas through.
  6. 20
    The pacing is slack, the comedy has an oddly sour tone and frankly, no matter how hard the script tries to paint Sean as a petty martinet with a stick up his butt, it's hard not to sympathize with him.
  7. A knucklehead operation, all glands and attitude with no heart or brains.
  8. The story here is just not particularly amusing.
  9. Next time, Pooh, why not do the work it takes and give your drowsy-eyed meal tickets some of the (as it were) good shit?
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    A sloppy and shoddy piece of work, filled with just about every cliche and caricature common to low-budget, low-brow comedies with predominantly African-American casts.
  11. Reviewed by: David Segal
    10
    There's precious little to listen to, laugh at or ogle in The Wash, a sudsy slog that gets sidetracked by, of all things, a plot.
  12. 0
    What the film suffers from most, though, are its own low aspirations: stroking the libidos and funny bones of brain-dead 12-year-old boys immersed in the shallow end of hip-hop.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 4, 2012
    4
    I only like this movie because of the end and The Eminem Parts................................................................................................................ Full Review »