A rapper's (Jamie Kennedy) hip-hop lifestyle jeopardizes his father's campaign to become governor of California.
" This cinematic territory has been picked clean, especially recently with Bringin' Down the House and its ilk. "
" It's wack. "
" Purposely and often brazenly politically incorrect, it is essentially a one-joke film, but that joke happens to be about race in America, a subject that resonates long after the quick laughs are gone. "
" Clumsy movie. "
" The movie has a good satirical idea and does some nice things with it, but not enough. "
" Maybe in a half-hour format, the idea would stand up. But in a feature film, B-Rad's schtick seems like a one-note song. "
" The Jamie Kennedy comedy vehicle Malibu's Most Wanted faces a seemingly insurmountable problem: It's really a lot better when Kennedy isn't on screen. "
" As a star vehicle for Kennedy, Malibu doesn't advance the ball, but the timing could be perfect to grab the eager-for -the-end -of-school crowd. "
" Wanted isn't quite the real Slim Shady of hip-hop comedies. But you might lose yourself in a few of its amusing moments. "
" Jamie Kennedy's B-Rad is based on a character from his TV show -- and as the centerpiece for a sketch, he's hilarious. But the B-Rad joke wears thin when stretched across a feature-length film. "
" Most Wanted isn't aiming for social commentary, but it isn't too difficult to enjoy its good-natured humor. "
" B-rad's rapping is so bad it's irritating. That part is intentional. The rest of the movie's irritation just comes naturally. "
" At its worst, Malibu's Most Wanted resembles a 10th-generation dupe of some bottom-dwelling teen comedy daubed with fake family uplift. "
" This might be the first movie about player-haters that's not hateful itself. "
" Think of a B-grade Bulworth with lesser talents than A-listers Warren Beatty and Halle Berry. "
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