(2002 TV Special)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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90
Brilliant, over-the-edge concert film Notorious C.H.O. carries candid sexual humor into previously uncharted territory.
88
Boston Globe
Her face is as much a part of her comedic form as her observations are. It's an amazing slapstick instrument, creating a scrapbook of living mug shots.
80
L.A. Weekly
When she unabashedly puts herself in the same category as Richard Pryor (the master of identity politics and cultural reportage), it's not just presumptuous posturing on her part. She's earned her place there.
80
Washington Post
Politically charged music to the ears of Cho's fans.
80
New Times (L.A.)
Filmed by director Lorene Machado on direct video, it's a visually primitive affair. But you're not likely to care, given the chance to witness Cho's often incisive, but never hectoring, take on life as she's lived and observed it.
80
Washington Post
A raunchy and frequently hilarious follow-up to the gifted Korean American stand-up's "I'm the One That I Want."
75
New York Daily News
Cho is funnier — and raunchier — in this, her second concert film, than in 2000's "I'm the One That I Want," even if she doesn't break any new comedic ground.
70
By the end, it should be perfectly clear just why Cho is so loved by so many different types of people. Raunchy though her material is, it embraces all comers, regardless of gender, sexuality, race or ethnicity. And it's never been sharper — or funnier — than it is here.
63
Miami Herald
She could come off preachy here but instead sounds blunt and honest. And that's more than enough.
60
Chicago Reader
Despite the raunchy material, her humor is essentially ethnic, tweaking the stereotype of Asian women as shy and dainty.

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