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Bringing Down the House Reviews

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November 6, 2019
Steve Martin and Queen Latifah? Who woulda thunk it! But kudos to that brainchild!
July 26, 2012
It's a wheezing, rusted machine of cheap jokes, cartoon performances, and crummy plotting, using shock value and insensitivity to make its painfully unfunny points.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 12, 2012
Everything about this film is painfully familiar, except, perhaps, for the vicious-but-comic catfight between Latifah and Missi Pyle, who plays a high-society gold digger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 22, 2010
Martin and Latifah rule in boundary-pushing PG-13.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2009
You're better off ignoring this junk and saving your time.
January 6, 2004
If you've seen the commercials for Bringing Down the House, you already know the movie's best moments and most memorable lines...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2003
Irreverent but perhaps not funny enough, "Bringing Down the House" gives Queen Latifah the chance to shine opposite Steve Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 9, 2003
Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, and Eugene Levy manage to squeeze laughs out of a totally generic, manufactured script that's drowning in odd couple formula.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
September 6, 2003
It's completely forgettable and unoriginal, but it might make a good rental on a slow family movie night.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 1, 2003
...manages to remain entertaining in spite of the lackluster script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2003
Steve Martin used to be a wild and crazy guy. Now he's as bland as his hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 24, 2003
Qualquer filme que tente provocar risos através de animais vestidos com 'roupas engraçadas' está claramente ciente de suas deficiências.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 12, 2003
It's quite a mess, this catastrophe -- a racially offensive mess, too.
June 10, 2003
Kudos to Steve Martin for choosing this script. He's laughing all the way to the bank. The audience isn't as lucky.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 28, 2003
I think it was after Betty White told Steve Martin's son not to "wear his hair like a ***" that I thought about walking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 7, 2003
If the idea of actress Betty White using the term 'Negro' sounds hilarious to you then maybe this is a your kind of shallow humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 22, 2003
A comedy that successfully plays with stereotypes, both racial and personal.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2003
The friction between [Martin's] button-down lawyer, Peter Sanderson, and ghetto-fabulous fugitive Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah) produces dazzling comic sparks in an otherwise stale set-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2003
At some point during Bringing Down the House, I covered my face ... I haven't had that kind of reaction to a movie in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 6, 2003
Are old white guys trying to act like young black girls still funny? Whoever keeps writing these kinds of scripts really needs to be hurt (or at least forced to stand naked holding up a sign in NYC with their script scrawled on the front).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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