Pootie Tang
Pootie Tang (2001)

Cool guy Pootie Tang is a crime-fighting recording artist. Despite the fact that his strange style of speech is understood by only a select few, he becomes a hero to the children he protects.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 29, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Based as it is on a short skit, Pootie Tang overstays its welcome.

Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Pootie Tang works, in part, because it doesn't. Which is to say the movie's special success is inextricable from the moments where it blatantly fails. The movie exerts a beguiling charm that can only be explained as the je ne sais quoi of sa da tay.

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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

Mostly an amusing exercise in black vernacular, searching for a point.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Writer-director Louis C.K. (I wouldn't give my correct name either) was named on Entertainment Weekly's "It List," proving that entertainment is in a bad way.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

A bona fide cult object in the making.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

It would've made a great 30-minute comic short. Most of the film is padding.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Pootie is such an original, utterly absurd conception that, however one may hesitate over superfluous matters of good taste or (horrors!) political correctness, anyone with an ounce of humor will find it impossible not to succumb in gales of laughter.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A pretty inspired and consistently witty satirical skewering of three decade's worth of macho black pop cultural clichés.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

This astonishingly unfunny Paramount comedy is burdened with writing, direction and acting that would cause Ed Wood to wince.

Catharine Tunnacliffe

There are bad movies, there are disappointing movies, and then there's Pootie Tang, a movie so incompetent, it almost defies description.

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More reviews for Pootie Tang

Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Pootie Tang is quite possibly one of the dumbest movies I've ever seen. I'm talking dumb as a bowl of mice dumb and I laughed my ass off at this… More
Hogans Hero
I know..I know..Sah dah tay! But it is really funny.
Tim Barker
Why haven't I reviewed this movie yet? I've seen years ago, and it still makes me smile when I think of it. Looking through other Flixter reviews,… More
Mike S
Turned it off after 30 min, couldn't bear it anymore. So bad it hurts.
Randy Tippy
This movie is stupid, ridiculous and completely moronic. ...and yet, I find myself laughing hysterically every time I see it. Why God, why?!?!?
Dann Michalski
Sepatown my damie, Pootie Tang takes the tippi tai to the dillies. Still, it's not wa-da-tah to the shama cow, and there's some capachow on the runny… More

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