Amos & Andrew
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When African-American professional Andrew Sterling (Samual L. Jackson) moves into a summer home on an up-tight all-white New England resort island, the snoopy white neighbors are sure he must be breaking and entering. They call the cops who get too rambunctious and break into Sterling's limo, tripping its security alarm. When Sterling shows up to stop the alarm and pulls out his keys to open the car, a skittish cop thinks he's pulling a gun and opens fire. Now things are really a mess, because not only have these cops screwed up big-time, they've screwed up big-time in an election… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A one-joke sketch that doesn't work as a feature."
‑ Lawrence Cohn, Variety
"A very funny little film with big pleasures, and a most promising debut."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Comedies about racism risk trivializing the issue on the one hand or becoming preachy and dull on the other. Amos & Andrew manages to do both."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of the stupidest and most morally retarded comedies of the decade."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Cage is the only actor allowed to do riffs on his assigned part, something he takes full advantage of; the others are stuck with their two-dimensional satirical profiles, which grow increasingly tiresome and unyielding."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Although the movie strives mightily to teach its lesson, which is that you cannot judge a man by the color of his skin, the humor is undermined by the sadness of the basic situation."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An ad for the unemployed actor"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The title sounds like a bad joke - Amos & Andrew. Unfortunately, the movie is just as bad."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A hhandicapped satirical farce whose roots are not in life but in other, better movies and sitcoms."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Cage is a font of funny character weirdness. This movie marks the least of his offerings. Jackson, as the relative straight man, has little to work with."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Our chance to see two great performers working together."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Amos & Andrew is a better-than-average comedy that's likable enough while unfolding but evaporative when over."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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