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UNDERCOVER BROTHER

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Undercover Brother

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
83 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/31/02
performer:
Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Dave Chappelle, Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Billy Dee Williams
director:
Malcolm Lee
Producer:
Brian Grazer
distributor:
Universal
author:
Michael McCullers, John Ridley
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

As a soul-power-obsessed crime fighter trying to stick it to the man, Griffin is a gleeful anachronism, one ripe for some satirical (and sartorial) ribbing; alas, most of the gags are as old as his wide collar. Brother may be marketed as an Afro-addled answer to Austin Powers, but it has far more in common with that franchise’s increasingly lackluster sequels.