Critic Reviews

76

Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Boston Globe
Not only exhilarating and cathartic. It's too funny to be ignored.
90
Rolling Stone
A tornado of laughs based on the black experience as lived by these four insightful jokers, instead of as filtered through the Hollywood formula.
88
USA Today
Both the material and the way it's delivered by the movie's comic quartet are so funny.
88
New York Daily News
It's not so much good material as divinely inspired delivery.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
Doesn't have the theatrical subtext or, let it be said, the genius of Richard Pryor.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Can make a person sick in two ways at once -- through its lowdown raunch and through the spasms of laughter that use stomach muscles one might not have known existed.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Side-splitting concert film.
75
Miami Herald
Exuberant, often hilarious.
75
San Francisco Examiner
Crassly funny passages.
67
Entertainment Weekly
The routines are charged, even between jokes, with anticipatory hilarity.
65
Mr. Showbiz
Gets to the funny bone, but it could've cut deeper.

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