L.A. Riot Spectacular
L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005)

The controversial satire The LA Riot Spectacular plays for mordent laughs the events that consumed L.A. in 1992, after the police officers on trial for beating motorist Rodney King were found innocent. The city was engulfed by a massive… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 15, 2006
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson
Variety

[The] pic feels overlong because once it's established that this is going to be a tasteless, if occasionally hilarious, exercise in social criticism, the movie needs to constantly accelerate the level of hilarity, which is impossible to do.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...occasionally funny, but the tone is mostly one of frantic and forced "outrageousness"...

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

A veteran director of music videos, [Marc] Klasfeld has for his feature film debut churned out a lifeless series of sketch-comedy ideas that presumably would make even the Wayans brothers blanch at their broadness.

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Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Stunningly, the end of 'The L.A. Riot Spectacular' promises a sequel taking on the OJ Simpson trial. If I have to physically go to the west coast and prevent this from happening, I'm prepared to make that commitment.

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Steven Mikulan
L.A. Weekly

The gags are mortally unfunny.

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Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

A film that works overtime to offend each and every ethnic group and economic class that makes up the smoggy purgatory of Los Angeles while simultaneously patting itself on the back for being so putatively daring.

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