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Malibu's Most Wanted
A rich kid who likes to pretend he's from the wrong side of the tracks gets a taste of the real thing in this comedy. Brad Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy) is the son of a wealthy and socially prominent couple (Ryan O'Neal and Bo Derek) and grew up in the lap of luxury in Malibu, CA. However, Brad likes to imagine he's a street-smart gangsta from the mean streets of L.A., and he's been trying to launch a career as a hardcore rapper under the name "B-Rad." Mr. Gluckman is running for Governor of California, and both he and his campaign manager (Blair Underwood) are convinced… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"Think of a B-grade Bulworth with lesser talents than A-listers Warren Beatty and Halle Berry."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Dumb movie, but some funny moments for teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Jamie Kennedy needs to be stopped."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Not as inspired as White Boyz."
‑ Stephen Himes, Film Snobs
"Jamie Kennedy's B-Rad is based on a character from his TV show -- and as the centerpiece for a sketch, he's hilarious. But the B-Rad joke wears thin when stretched across a feature-length film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Maybe in a half-hour format, the idea would stand up. But in a feature film, B-Rad's schtick seems like a one-note song."
‑ Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star
"I was pretty surprised to find this was just so entertaining."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The movie flirts with incisive, witty segments, but it's ultimately yet another anti-inflammatory comedy about racial identity that devolves into a one-joke affair."
‑ Nick Rogers, State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
"I laughed during the whole movie...the trick to stupid comedy is earnestness - these guys have that out the wazoo."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Wanted isn't quite the real Slim Shady of hip-hop comedies. But you might lose yourself in a few of its amusing moments."
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"The Jamie Kennedy comedy vehicle Malibu's Most Wanted faces a seemingly insurmountable problem: It's really a lot better when Kennedy isn't on screen."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Ryan O'Neal gets more laughs in a few scenes than Chris Rock managed in all of Head of State."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Malibu's Most Wanted absconds with a simplistic but imaginative plot and elevates it beyond the realm of sketch comedy into legitimate cinematic territory - for real, y'all."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"The problem with Most Wanted has plagued most of the Saturday Night Live movies. What's funny in a five-minute sketch, may not be funny for an hour and a half."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
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