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Movie Review: 'Double Take'

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Double Take

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
88 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/12/01
performer:
Eddie Griffin, Orlando Jones, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Vivica A. Fox, Gary Grubbs, Sterling Macer Jr., Benny Nieves, Daniel Roebuck
director:
George Gallo
Producers:
Kumbaya Productions, Permut Presentations, Rat Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
George Gallo
genre:
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D

A racial-cartoon buddy movie that flogs its best laugh — indeed, its only laugh — in the trailer. Daryl (Orlando Jones), a Wall Street banker on the run from a drug cartel, has traded places with Freddy (Eddie Griffin), a nattering hustler. Daryl, launching into a shameless caricature of a ghetto lush, chews out an Amtrak waiter for the crime of not having in stock any ”Schlitz! … malt! … licka!” Good joke. End of the movie’s humorous imagination. Griffin, with his stylized street rasp, carries on like some idiot white movie executive’s idea of ”the new Chris Tucker.” D