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THE WASH

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The Wash

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/14/01
performer:
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Cedric the Entertainer, DJ Pooh, Shaquille O'Neal
guest performer:
Eminem
director:
DJ Pooh
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
DJ Pooh
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

What separates The Wash from countless other bad movies is the laid-back tone of its mean-spiritedness. Apart from the bilious explosions of Eminem (in a wisely uncredited supporting role), director D.J. Pooh infuses the attendant malfeasance (drug dealing, pimping, kidnapping, etc.) with a jaundiced indifference, epitomized by the heavy-lidded attitude of a not uncharismatic Dogg. As the herbin’ cowboy of the car-cleaning enterprise, he gives this baleful comedy some much-needed froth. There’s plenty of noize in the hood — but not much else.