(2003)

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Based on 17 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
This is the kind of comedy in which the characters are construction-paper cutouts whose abrupt changes of heart are dictated entirely by the preposterous plot and not by psychological or social reality.
30
Despite the occasional topical reference to President Bush and Sen. Clinton, this movie is, like, so eight years ago, it isn't funny.
30
Plays like an overextended variety-show sketch.
30
Slate
At least Kudrow won't get the blame for Marci X: What really sinks the movie is Wayans.
30
Wall Street Journal
As the hilariously foul-mouthed, sweet-souled Dr. S, he (Wayans) slaps Marci X to life every time he's on screen.
12
Clueless and sad.
10
L.A. Weekly
It's tough to decide just what's more offensive: the movie's musty depiction of gangsta rap as public enemy No. 1, the notion that all an uptight white girl needs to loosen up is a few puffs on a Philly blunt, or the idea that any of this might be remotely funny.
10
The A.V. Club
The makers of “Bringing Down The House” should thank the gods of cinema for Marci X, which has relieved the Steve Martin/Queen Latifah hit of its status as the year's most misguided culture-clash comedy.
0
It's a dishonest satire that manages to be (disingenuously) contemptuous of white people and (unintentionally) condescending toward black people, without ever being funny.
0
Village Voice
Moving beyond stultifying to stupefying.

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