Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)

A genuine crowd-pleaser, "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. The unprecedented combination of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dave Chappelle's Block Party is a raucous return to the spotlight for the comic. Buoyed by Chappelle's witty, infectious humor and outstanding performances from some of the more socially conscious artists in hip-hop like Mos Def, Kayne West, the Roots, and (will wonders never cease?) the reunited Fugees, this documentary/concert film is a joyous experience. With an appealing mix like that, who doesn't want to attend this Party?

Edward Lawrenson
Time Out

Chappelle keeps things lively, joking on camera, punctuating the acts with gags , while Michel Gondry maintains our interest, focusing as much on Chappelle's energy and wit, and goings-on behind the scenes, as the gig itself.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

No one enjoys the free festivities more than Chappelle, who wanders through the film like a kid on Christmas morning. A very funny kid.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Gives off an inclusive hum

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I want to see another hour of Dave Chappelle's Block Party.

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Patrick MacDonald
Seattle Times

Chappelle's talent and the characters in the movie give it a universal appeal, even to those unfamiliar with hip-hop.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Gondry brings a caught-on-the-fly style to the footage that nonetheless coheres into something that feels planned, or pre-ordained.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

A return to rowdy form.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's intermittently funny, but it peaks too soon and runs far too long. And for all its length, Block Party doesn't tell us much about Chappelle that we haven't seen before.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Dull and repetitive. Your own reaction to it will depend a lot on how well you like these particular artists performing in concert.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Dave Chappelle: This is the concert I always wanted to see! Before the creative differences Dave Chapelle had concerning the future of his show, he decided to… More
John Ballantine
The guy in the video store warned me..don't rent the Block Party! It isn't a Chappelle comedy show. Well I knew that but I was still disappointed.… More
Michael Gildea
If you're watching it for Chappelle, don't bother. If you're watching it for some great hip hop, proceed.
Jon Olson
A nice documentary for hip-hop fans. I, unforuntely, am not one.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Dave Chappelle's Block Party" is an entertaining concert film directed by Michel Gondry about comedian Dave Chappelle… More
MJS MJS
In an act of selfless goodness, Dave Chappelle used some of his Comedy Central paycheck to throw this block party, a concert featuring some of the biggest names… More