Marci X
Marci X (2003)

Paul Rudnick provides the script for the Scott Rudin-produced comedy Marci X, directed by Richard Benjamin. The new song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by controversial hardcore rapper Dr. S. (short for Dr. Snatchcatcher, played by Damon… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 22, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The material is too thin for feature-length and the jokes are socially outdated and clueless.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Marci X, though, is just clueless and sad, seemingly having missed the point that hip-hop is no longer a novelty to be slapped on the cheek with a white glove.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's no masterpiece, but I found it consistently good-hearted and sometimes hilarious, and the sparse crowd I saw it with was laughing as much as I was, especially at the outrageous rap numbers.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

This is a messy disaster at which you can only scratch your head and mutter, "What were they thinking?"

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

[it] might better have been called Marci Why.

David Edelstein

If the context of Marci X were more realistic, a lot of these gags would soar. But the context is drag-show dinner theater.

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Sloan Freer
Radio Times

Most of the laughs come from the questionable taste of Benjamin's subject matter, as opposed to any genuine wit.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Rudnick can be an extraordinarily clever writer, but he doesn't seem to understand that a screenplay has to entail more than a series of skit ideas strung together.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

A movie apparently determined to set back the progress of blacks in American culture by several decades.

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M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor

The film sheds weak satirical light on the issues of freedom of speech, media responsibility, and oppression of minorities. It's anybody's guess who the target audience could be.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Quite literally has one laugh and not a clue about its targets.
Sunil Jawahir
I saw this because it had Lisa Kudrow and actually thought it was pretty funny.