Undercover Brother
Undercover Brother (2002)

The "blaxploitation" genre of the 1970s meets the satirical humor of the Austin Powers series with this comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee and writer John Ridley. Eddie Griffin stars as Undercover Brother, an afro-sporting, solid… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 14, 2003
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77%
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64%



Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fast-paced and filled with racial gags, Undercover Brother serves up plenty of laughs and sharp satire.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

It's breezily entertaining and culturally specific without resorting to gross-out jokes or cruelty.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Instead of packing an R-rated, politically incorrect punch, the film goes for the easy laughs without getting too raunchy or violent, and the result is mildly amusing but mostly mediocre.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stereotype-based satire; not for young kids.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Much of Undercover Brother plays as a funnier, if similarly addled, Bamboozled.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Even the soundtrack selections are second- or third-hand.

Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

"Undercover Brother" fares better as a blaxploitation spoof than as silly-spy shtick. Scathing but not scatological, "Brother's" withering insights are equal opportunity: Here, white guilt is as satirically punishable an offense as propping up prejudice.

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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly

The film works no matter which side of the racial divide you're on, because nothing unites an audience quite like making fun of everyone.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Even during periods when the belly laughs subside, Griffin continues to keep it really amusing with his exuberant flair for physical comedy and mock-serious swagger.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

funny at parts

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Clintus Maximus
Literally too funky to be believed, Undercover Brother is an over-the-top hilarious spoof of Blaxploitation and spy films. Not since "I'm Gonna Git… More
KJ Proulx
I loved how funny this movie was. I could watch this movie everday if I had to!
Melvin White
Undercover Brother: You mess with the 'fro, you got to go. It's an understatement to say that I'm disappointed with Undercover Brother. I had… More
Tim Salmons
This is a classic!
Richard C
this movie is hilarious. I love how racist it is. a great comedy. B+
Lenny Muggsy
Nothing really to the movie but I love the music and the cheesy concept, very funky and entertaining.

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