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Marci X Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Benjamin doesn't really handle the material with the outrageous excess it deserves, with the result that the proceedings seem far too mild.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    As the hilariously foul-mouthed, sweet-souled Dr. S, he (Wayans) slaps Marci X to life every time he's on screen.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    The actors had little to work with in this passe social satire, but sharper performances might have saved Marci from total humorless ruin.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    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.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A talent-stuffed assemblage of barbs and giddy musical numbers that shouldn't be written off as a feature flop -- but savored instead for the cult-ready collection of late-night satirical skits and misses it is.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Seemingly endless movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has exceptionally mature material, with strong language and explicit sexual references. Some humor that may strike some audience members as insulting to homosexuals (though screenwriter Rudnick is gay). Characters drink and smoke marijuana, and there are jokes about Valium and Prozac.

  • Families can talk about what it means to "keep it real" and about the current debate on the influence of explict sex and violence in lyrics.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic violence, including gun use.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Sexual situations, extremely explicit sexual references.

  • language false5

    Language: Extremely strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Marijuana, alcohol.