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Comedian Eddie Griffin delivers a set of his outrageous standup comedy and introduces his fans to the family who helped inspire his work in this documentary. In DysFunKtional Family, Griffin talks about race, sex, cats, dogs, slavery, terrorism, Michael Jackson, and several of the more eccentric members of his family during a sold-out live show. In between bits, Griffin takes us on a tour of his home town of Kansas City, where we get to meet his mother, who has a remarkable enthusiasm for corporal punishment; his uncle, who discusses his remarkable enthusiasm for pornography; and another… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For every bit that's flatly derivative ... there's another that connects."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Highlights some of the best, and raunchiest, of [Griffin's] humor."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Even when some of his material has a "been there, heard that" sense to it, Griffin's outbursts of charisma help elevate the overall presentation."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Eddie notes he if had a gay son, he'd tie him to a bed and send in a whore every hour. "How can any father be proud of a having a gay son?" he asks bewilderedly."
‑ Brandon Judell, Gay City News
"Interminable going, not only because the forward momentum of Griffin's stand-up is routinely interrupted by annoying side trips to visit his porno-loving uncle or his cringing mom, but also because Griffin's material just isn't that funny."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"... Griffin's social commentary is just as piercing and hilarious as the autobiographical stuff."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The cross-cutting feels too casual and is mostly executed in a jarringly random fashion."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Having really enjoyed "Undercover Brother," I went out of my way to catch this film and ended up laughing so hard, I cried at times."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Like those proverbial million monkeys with their typewriters, Griffin manages to get off a halfway-funny line every now and again."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"One of the funnier and, in an odd way, disturbing stand-up concert films in a long while."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The pacing, the leather suit, the raspy speed rap. Chris Rock and others do it, and as long as Griffin sticks with the shtick he doesn't have much to add."
‑ C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
"Griffin's paean to beating your children is more than a little disturbing."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Offensive is easy. Daring takes brains. And brains seem to be in short supply here -- almost in as short supply as laughs and audiences."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A fun if not particularly revelatory slice of entertainment, Griffin's concert film seems largely designed only to shock with vulgarity without searching for the deeper 'why' behind the jokes."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
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