Bringing Down the House
Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”
This movie is about as interested in race relations as 'Bruce Almighty' is in theology. Those who accuse it of having too many stereotypes are missing the tone: It's a cartoon. On one hand, it lacks just as much respect for its characters as for the races they represent, giving none of them either a fleeting moment of plausibility nor a single detail that doesn't set up a plot point or a punchline. On the other, it has a dozen funny moments, only ten of which were spoiled by the trailer. Kudos to Martin, Eugene Levy, and Missi Pyle for jobs well done.