White Chicks


Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 11 out of 31
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  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    What we get is a tweaked variation on the litany of men-disguised-as-women comedies: "Some Like It Hot" and "Tootsie," just for starters. Obviously, this sassy farce sounds recycled and certainly appears to be in the coming attraction. Yet it's also funnier than expected in ways you wouldn't expect.
  2. Even if it lingers a bit too long, White Chicks represents a solid accomplishment for the crowd-pleasing Wayans brothers.
  3. This is the kind of film that will leave many audience members groaning with laughter -- and others simply groaning. It's skit/situation comedy that exploits stereotypes with a vengeance and knows no shame in borrowing from much better movies ranging from "Some Like It Hot" to "Tootsie."
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    As lowbrow comedies go, it pretty much delivers.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Doesn't make a lick of sense, and its borderline racism and sexism will offend plenty of people. But comedy is all salesmanship, and these guys sold me; their giddy nonchalance reminds me of kids competing to crack each other up at bedtime after mom has given them Pepsi with dinner.
  6. 70
    Harmless slapstick fun.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    The first family of black comedy goes at this bawdy burlesque with a broad brush. They get their laughs, but not without a lot of unsightly spillage.
  8. A tawdry excuse for a movie, but it has a handful of shameless giggles.
  9. For a film that uses race, class and sexual stereotypes as the starting point, this is disappointingly skin deep.
  10. 50
    The film feels long when it should be brisk, and it's bloated with stretches of hot, dead air. The racial kitsch goes nowhere.
  11. White Chicks could and should be a much more mischievous movie. A half-dozen writers have managed to create a succession of thin sketches that add up to "Some Like It Warmed Over," with a touch of stink.
  12. 50
    They resort too often to infantile flatulence jokes and fairly obvious gags about errant G-strings, with the anorexic plot culminating in the brothers having - yawn - learned to respect women's feelings.
  13. In White Chicks, the gross-out humor is minimal, no character comes off too badly and lessons are learned. Oh Wayanses, where are thy teeth?
  14. When Crews is onscreen, White Chicks is a film that fears nothing and no one. When he's not, it's a film too tentative and soft-hearted to scale the farcical heights to which it aspires.
  15. But it's not what the Wayans brothers do, it's how they do it. They do it funny.
  16. 50
    Wisely, the filmmakers don't try to reform the real rich-bitch divas -- some cultural icons are beyond redemption.
  17. 40
    Stupidity has worked for the Wayans brothers in the past, but White Chicks will likely test the patience of even their most loyal fans.
  18. 40
    The mere sight of strapping men in micro-mini skirts suffering the indignities of thong underwear, catcalls and pushy pick-up artists is good for a couple of lowbrow laughs, but they're buried pretty deep in dreck.
  19. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    Bottom line, the white chicks scare me. Seriously. They’re freaky looking. They are the stuff of nightmares.
  20. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    Be warned - Damon isn't in this one.
  21. Some film premises are so outlandish, so thinly worked out and so deep-down ridiculous that they wind up sinking the show -- and White Chicks collapses under a real doozy.
  22. 38
    Here is a film so dreary and conventional that it took an act of the will to keep me in the theater.
  23. We're bombarded by witless racial clichés, stale sexism and homophobia and enthusiastic celebrations of extreme flatulence.
  24. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Despite the attempts of the Academy Award-winning makeup artist behind Mrs. Doubtfire, these doubtful misfires can't pass as white or as chicks.
  25. 30
    Credibility, of course, wouldn't matter if the gags were good enough, which they are not. The film quickly falls back on the gross-out jokes that have made recent American comedies such a challenge to the digestive tract.
  26. 30
    The script, written by the three brothers, is ludicrous and incomprehensible, and plays cat-and-mouse games with what could have been some deeply funny comments on race, wealth, and, in one inspired changing-room scene, eating disorders.
  27. Laugh? I thought I'd never start.
  28. 25
    Like its eponymous subject, it succeeds only in being shallow and crass and not very much fun to be around.
  29. 25
    Worthless, tasteless and unfunny.
  30. Instead of satire, we're treated to diarrhea jokes, dogs dangled from the windows of speeding SUVs and tasteless sobriquets bestowed upon anyone who looks vaguely ethnic.
  31. 20
    It's such a dumb movie, it's hard to believe it wasn't an SNL sketch first.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 66
  2. Negative: 28 out of 66
  1. Sam
    Jul 10, 2006
    Dreadful, disgusting, witless, and all in all unfunny.
  2. Dec 27, 2012
    This film is outrageous, obnoxious, and stupid. However, what keeps me from giving it a 0 is there were 2 laughs in that entire movie. JustThis film is outrageous, obnoxious, and stupid. However, what keeps me from giving it a 0 is there were 2 laughs in that entire movie. Just two. Diagnosis: Pass. Guilty pleasure: Possibly. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2012
    Ok,how can i describe this film:A big **** that was made by two of the dumbest directors ever ,i think that is only a way for you to like aOk,how can i describe this film:A big **** that was made by two of the dumbest directors ever ,i think that is only a way for you to like a movie like that ,it is simple kill your brain. Full Review »