The Wash
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This throwback to the frolicsome comedies of the 1970s is from writer/director D.J. Pooh, creator of Friday (1995) and 3 Strikes (2000). Dr. Dre stars as Sean, who's financially strapped and on the verge of losing his home and his car until his roommate Dee Loc Snoop Dogg suggests he join him as an employee at the local car wash. Tensions mount between the pals when the establishment's eccentric owner Mr. Washington (George Wallace) promotes the more mature and responsible Sean over Dee Loc, and Sean is subsequently forced to crack down on his scamming buddy's side hustles and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"Two roommates start to antagonize each other after one becomes the other's superior at an LA car wash, and the conflict is played out with grittiness and flippancy."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"There's precious little to listen to, laugh at or ogle."
‑ David Segal, Washington Post
"Some energetic performances from the cast may make this accessible to a wider audience."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"[A] crude and boring movie."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"a plotless, mostly humorless time-killer that exists primarily as a 90-minute commercial for a star-studded soundtrack. ... the movie has all the earmarks of the "let's just make it up as we go along" school of filmmaking."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Snoop, Dre and their buddies take it all in stride -- if they were any more laid-back, they'd be napping in their trailers."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"More of a missed opportunity than a movie."
‑ , Toronto Star
"Waterlogged from start to finish"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"You've really got to wonder sometimes how talented people end up in hopeless misfires like this film."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The Wash is Santo & Johnny through a swamp of mounting disinterest."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The lame, underdeveloped jokes far outweigh the fresh ones, the women are all chirpy airheads, and the whole thing hangs on a feeble storyline."
‑ , Time Out
"A sloppy, harebrained movie, which looks like it was made on a fraction of the budget of one of their videos."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"I was wishing I was sitting through Bones a second time."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A 100% feeble comedy that exposes the dire acting abilities of two otherwise well respected hip-hop artists."
‑ Almar Haflidason,
"There is some comic insight here, however unfocused it may be."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
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