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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 25
    New York Daily News

    There isn't a genuine laugh or a character who isn't a stereotype in The Cookout, a lifeless comedy featuring a cast of familiar faces who must have needed the paycheck. show more

  • 10
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A painfully unfunny, would-be comedy. show more

  • NA
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Nasty, borderline bigoted, stunningly amateurish film. show more

  • 20
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    It took a village of screenwriters and story creators - including costar Queen Latifah and first-time director Lance Rivera - to cram just about every imaginable stereotype about African-Americans and white people ever conceived into this short, unappetizing comedy. show more

  • 11
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    Everything else here – from the gross caricatures to the so-called comic mayhem – is sour to taste. show more

  • 25
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Sends comedy backward in time, and we're in the 1970s, ethno-sitcom style: These Andersons in their out-of-date white, snooty gated community apparently confuse themselves with their forebears on The Jeffersons. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Wants to be an outdoor, barbecue-grilled "Barbershop" but lacks the pungency and honesty of its prototype. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Eventually, the pointlessness of The Cookout exudes a modicum of charm, but the simple-minded mess still lacks the wit and moral weight of an episode of "Family Matters." show more

  • 30
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Good-natured but it's a dud. show more

  • 30
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    This is one dull party. show more

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