The Cookout
The Cookout (2004)

When Todd Anderson (Storm P) signs a 30-million-dollar contract with the New Jersey Nets after being named the number one NBA draft pick of the year, his mother (Jenifer Lewis) vows to prevent her son from forgetting his roots. Not used to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 3, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Good-natured but prepared with an absence of craft, The Cookout is an unappetizing collection of warmed-over jokes.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Avoid this gross, raunchy comedy at all costs.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

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

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Michael Dequina

The very definition of an easy target--and, in all fairness, it deserves every last bit of criticism.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Seemingly assembled from ideas on the cutting-room floor of a cancelled sitcom.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Todd's payday apparently sends comedy backward in time, and we're in the 1970s, ethno-sitcom style.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Director Lance Rivera has never directed a movie before, and he doesn't start here.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is one dull party.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A painfully unfunny, would-be comedy.

Jeremy C. Fox

There may be someone in the audience who goes into hysterics at the mere sight of a baby's diaper soaked through with ****, but, if so, I hope never to meet him.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
The laughs were lukewarm