Amos & Andrew
Amos & Andrew (1993)

When the cops in a lily-white resort town mistake a wealthy black author for a burglar, the local police chief recruits a drifter to help with the cover-up. This attempted satire of race relations ultimately becomes a standard odd couple… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 5, 1993
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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21%
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31%

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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lawrence Cohn
Variety

A one-joke sketch that doesn't work as a feature.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A very funny little film with big pleasures, and a most promising debut.

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TV Guide

Comedies about racism risk trivializing the issue on the one hand or becoming preachy and dull on the other. Amos & Andrew manages to do both.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Cage is the only actor allowed to do riffs on his assigned part, something he takes full advantage of; the others are stuck with their two-dimensional satirical profiles, which grow increasingly tiresome and unyielding.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Although the movie strives mightily to teach its lesson, which is that you cannot judge a man by the color of his skin, the humor is undermined by the sadness of the basic situation.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

An ad for the unemployed actor

Vincent Canby
New York Times

A hhandicapped satirical farce whose roots are not in life but in other, better movies and sitcoms.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Cage is a font of funny character weirdness. This movie marks the least of his offerings. Jackson, as the relative straight man, has little to work with.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Our chance to see two great performers working together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Nothing but reverse racism. But thats ok in America Right? Half a star
John Ballantine
Acceptable slight waste of time starring Samuel Jackson and Nicolas Cage in far from their greatest roles.