Foolish (1999)

In this film, "Fifty Dollah" Waise is involved in a crime ring which worries his grandmother. "Fifty Dollah"'s brother "Foolish" is an aspiring comedian. While "Fifty Dollah" tries to get his own… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 9, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2000
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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The miserable production values-the cardboard sets rival a Little Rascals talent show-and P's stone-faced delivery are merely amateurish, but as a vanity project for Griffin, Foolish is downright appalling.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Eddie Griffin buffs have the best reason to check out this amateurish effort: Griffin's profane, sometimes sharply observed stand-up routines take up a big chunk of the movie's total running time.

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Christopher Null

Pretty much a bad excuse to work in stand-up material courtesy of Griffin, scenes with Andrew Dice Clay, and buxom, naked chicks.


A strange combination of urban melodrama and comedy concert film.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Griffin's few sparks onstage are not worth the wait.

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Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

Balancing comedy with drama is tough for the best writers and even tougher for newcomers.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

The film loses complete credibility when the audiences at the comedy clubs where Foolish works go wild with delight, way out of proportion to the hilarity of the material. And Foolish is just a little too smug about his artistic integrity.

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Michael Dequina

Simpleminded melodrama about two brothers' conflicting struggles to better their lives. Oops, not only did I describe the story, I just gave the entire story away. Sorry.

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Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle

It's probably more reasonable to evaluate it as an Eddie Griffin concert film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Crazy, funny! A little slow in the beginning but the rest of the movie is ok. Not excellent, but funny in the only way that is of Eddie Griffin.