Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood (1996)

Written by and starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans, this irreverent, comic spoof chronicles the exploits of a young black man whose mother returns him to the 'hood to live and learn from his father.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Godfrey Cheshire

Full of very obvious spoofery, and funnier in concept than in execution.

Esther Iverem
Washington Post

Outrageous is the key word here. In many successful scenes, the Wayans deftly play on our assumptions and cliches.

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TV Guide

Strangely sour and ultimately wearisome.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A free-for-all comic spoof that brings the 'hood' genre of Hollywood films full circle.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Things might be bad, the movie suggests, but they're not so bad you can't laugh.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If you really want to appreciate this film, go see all the hood movies from the 90s - good and bad.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Rude, crude and outrageous.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Over-the-top parody has frequent cursing, raunchy humor.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the Wayans use a sledgehammer to drive in a thumbtack.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel J DeMersseman
Manu Gino
Finally, the movie that proves that Justice isn't always Poetic, Jungle Fever isn't always pretty, and Higher Learning can be a waste of time. Just… More
Spencer S.
Indicative of the kind of comedy the Wayans brothers would make for the next decade, this film threads spoofs through a story about racial discourse. At the… More
Derek Daniels
Another Wayans' movie, this time mixing up several different ghetto dramas as a kind of follow-up to 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka', a true… More
Eric Alvarez
Critics don't understand a movie like this. This is strictly made for the audience and for laughter at the outrageous things the Wayan bros do. I Liked it.
Alexander Wilson
Stupid film, and really not actually that funny. Just really stupid. But recommended