Marci X
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Paul Rudnick provides the script for the Scott Rudin-produced comedy Marci X, directed by Richard Benjamin. The new song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by controversial hardcore rapper Dr. S. (short for Dr. Snatchcatcher, played by Damon Wayans) causes a public outcry. The stress causes a heart attack for the owner of the hardcore rap record label Felony Assault (played by director Benjamin). It's up to his stylishly sunny daughter Marci (Lisa Kudrow) to take over his business. She tries to rescue the record label by changing the negative image of Dr. S. in order to appeal to a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

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"It's no masterpiece, but I found it consistently good-hearted and sometimes hilarious, and the sparse crowd I saw it with was laughing as much as I was, especially at the outrageous rap numbers."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A talent-stuffed assemblage of barbs and giddy musical numbers that shouldn't be written off as a feature flop -- but savored instead for the cult-ready collection of late-night satirical skits and misses it is."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Seemingly endless movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A sketch comedy that misses more than it hits."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"A more blithe display of astonishingly clueless anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, and sheer bad taste has not been seen since probably ever."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"If the context of Marci X were more realistic, a lot of these gags would soar. But the context is drag-show dinner theater."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Sports woefully outmoded cultural punchlines."
‑ Jon Caramanica, Village Voice
"Marci X is the kind of terrible movie I'm almost glad I've seen, because this decade probably won't bring a worse movie than this."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Como algum est˙dio p˘de aprovar este roteiro? Como os atores aceitaram participar do projeto? Como este conseguiu ser lanšado? Como Benjamin pode ser chamado de 'cineasta'?"
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Draw a big red "X" through this one."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"A movie apparently determined to set back the progress of blacks in American culture by several decades."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"The term 'wildly uneven' doesn't come close to charting the peaks and valleys of Marci X."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"It's the kind of movie that Mel Brooks used to make, warts and all."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Suggests a sort of Judeo-Nubian alliance that would supposedly make uptight WASP's quake with fear. I think."
‑ Stephen Himes, Film Snobs
"The fatal flaw of Marci X is its complete and total disconnect from the contemporary zeitgeist of hip-hop culture in American society."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
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