Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood (1996)

This parody on African-American films such as Boyz N the Hood, and Juice follows the exploits of Ashtray, who comes to South Central L.A. Ashtray wants more from his life than hanging out with his cousin Loc Dog. Eventually he finds true… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Rotten Tomatoes™
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29%
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82%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Godfrey Cheshire
Variety

Full of very obvious spoofery, and funnier in concept than in execution.

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Esther Iverem
Washington Post

Outrageous is the key word here. In many successful scenes, the Wayans deftly play on our assumptions and cliches.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If you really want to appreciate this film, go see all the hood movies from the 90s - good and bad.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A free-for-all comic spoof that brings the 'hood' genre of Hollywood films full circle.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Things might be bad, the movie suggests, but they're not so bad you can't laugh.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the Wayans use a sledgehammer to drive in a thumbtack.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Rude, crude and outrageous.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Strangely sour and ultimately wearisome.

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

There's maybe three or four half-decent chuckles to be found in this otherwise interminable 90-minute mega-chore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Indicative of the kind of comedy the Wayans brothers would make for the next decade, this film threads spoofs through a story about racial discourse. At the… More
Derek Daniels
Another Wayans' movie, this time mixing up several different ghetto dramas as a kind of follow-up to 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka', a true… More
Eric Alvarez
Critics don't understand a movie like this. This is strictly made for the audience and for laughter at the outrageous things the Wayan bros do. I Liked it.
Anthony Lawrie
The only Wayans brothers films I actually like!
Manu Gino
Finally, the movie that proves that Justice isn't always Poetic, Jungle Fever isn't always pretty, and Higher Learning can be a waste of time. Just… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
It definitely effectively parodied its subject matter (and it was a hell of a lot better than White Chicks), but it kinda' dies in the second half. This… More

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