Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
Much as Keenen Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka parodied the basic elements of 70's blaxploitation pictures, this film written by and starring his younger brothers Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans pokes fun at the gritty "reality check" films of the 1990's, such as Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society and New Jack City. When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Full of very obvious spoofery, and funnier in concept than in execution."
‑ Godfrey Cheshire, Variety
"Outrageous is the key word here. In many successful scenes, the Wayans deftly play on our assumptions and cliches."
‑ Esther Iverem, Washington Post
"If you really want to appreciate this film, go see all the hood movies from the 90s - good and bad."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The thin plot is merely the frame for gags, and there are more a few good ones here."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"One of the funniest movies of all time"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"A free-for-all comic spoof that brings the 'hood' genre of Hollywood films full circle."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Things might be bad, the movie suggests, but they're not so bad you can't laugh."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...the Wayans use a sledgehammer to drive in a thumbtack."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Laugh yourself stupid....Wayans classic!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"There are zero laughs in this stupid, stupid movie."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Rude, crude and outrageous."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Strangely sour and ultimately wearisome."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There's maybe three or four half-decent chuckles to be found in this otherwise interminable 90-minute mega-chore."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"[A] pleasant hour and a half."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"The gags -- like most of the Wayanses' humor -- range from astute satire to lowest-common-denominator yucks."
‑ Barry Walters, San Francisco Examiner

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