Foolish
Foolish (1999)

In this film, "Fifty Dollah" Waise is involved in a crime ring which worries his grandmother. "Fifty Dollah"'s brother "Foolish" is an aspiring comedian. While "Fifty Dollah" tries to get his own… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 12, 2000
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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The miserable production values-the cardboard sets rival a Little Rascals talent show-and P's stone-faced delivery are merely amateurish, but as a vanity project for Griffin, Foolish is downright appalling.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Eddie Griffin buffs have the best reason to check out this amateurish effort: Griffin's profane, sometimes sharply observed stand-up routines take up a big chunk of the movie's total running time.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Pretty much a bad excuse to work in stand-up material courtesy of Griffin, scenes with Andrew Dice Clay, and buxom, naked chicks.

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Variety

A strange combination of urban melodrama and comedy concert film.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Griffin's few sparks onstage are not worth the wait.

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

What would inspire someone who cannot write or act to pen and star in a movie?

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Anita Gates
New York Times

The film loses complete credibility when the audiences at the comedy clubs where Foolish works go wild with delight, way out of proportion to the hilarity of the material. And Foolish is just a little too smug about his artistic integrity.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Simpleminded melodrama about two brothers' conflicting struggles to better their lives. Oops, not only did I describe the story, I just gave the entire story away. Sorry.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

The whole thing has an off-puttingly thrown-together air.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Crazy, funny! A little slow in the beginning but the rest of the movie is ok. Not excellent, but funny in the only way that is of Eddie Griffin.