Undercover Brother

Movie Reviews | Jun 1st, 2002

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Starring Eddie Griffin, stupid Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, Doogie Howser, Chi McBride, Lando, Jack Noseworthy, Gary Anthony Williams, James Brown
Written By: John Ridley, Michael McCullers
Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee

I never imagine that I would like a movie with Chris Kattan in it. Though he wasn’t really in the movie that much so..I actually thought this film was really funny, and I’m sure they will crank out a sequel eventually.

The movie is about a kung fu brother who’s a private detective who gets hired by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D, which is a crime fighting organization trying to stop “The Man” from changing the ways of life from African Americans. The Man brainwashes a General, played by Billy Dee Williams, to convert brothers across the nation. Eddie Griffin, I think, finally has a hit on his hands. He’s released a bunch of movies lately and none of them have gotten popular, but I think this movie will hit cult classic status. Just give it time. There’s nothing funnier than seeing afros the whole movie.

I’d just giggle, every time Undercover Brother appeared. Other people in this movie are Dave Chappelle, as conspiracy brother and he’s always funny and hopefully he’ll have a starring role in a movie soon. I thought one of the funniest guys in the movie was Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris. He works at the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D because of affirmative action. Chris Kattan, who’s annoying and plays fruits on SNL all the time, was..um okay. He didn’t come across as evil like he was supposed to, but he had some funny parts in the movie. Like one scene where he’s dancing to “Family Affair” by Mary J Blige.

Speaking of the music, the music was great in this. P Funk, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Carl Carlton and Michael Jackson. Don’t get any better than that! This movie was like Austin Powers meets Shaft. A lot of the jokes were good, though a lot of them have been done in films before. I laughed a lot of the black/white jokes, which basically is the whole movie. Black people don’t like mayonnaise? I never knew that. And seeing Denise Richards pronounced African American women’s names wrong was hilarious.

I don’t know what else to say about this film. It’s funny and you should go see it if you like House Party, Shaft, and Austin Powers. I’m surprised this movie was this funny.

Favorite Scenes: Girls fighting in the shower scene, Mayo scene, “Beat It” fight scene
Running Time: 0 minutes
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