White Chicks

After botching a drug bust, two black FBI agents find themselves consigned to babysitting a pair of empty-headed socialites -- who end up being the targets of kidnappers. To flush out the baddies, the men pose as the white party girls.
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Netflix Rating: 3.5
NYT Review
Most movies require some suspension of disbelief, but "White Chicks," a new comedy starring the brothers Marlon and Shawn Wayans as African-American F.B.I. agents who disguise themselves as dippy white socialites for a weekend in the Hamptons, requires something more radical. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 15%
Critics' score: 15   Audience score: 62   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

A plotless romp of Manolo wobbling, 'Omigod!' yipping, and broadly comic attempts to conceal that unsquashable manly lust and slangin' machismo. full review

Laura Sinagra, Village Voice

[I]t's the worst movie of the year. full review

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

Banshee-howlingly awful. full review

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

A tawdry excuse for a movie, but it has a handful of shameless giggles. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

The film feels long when it should be brisk, and it's bloated with stretches of hot, dead air. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

It's not what the Wayans brothers do, it's how they do it. They do it funny. full review

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

Scores more hits than misses. full review

David Rooney, Variety

As with every other genre, there's a right way and a wrong way to handle dude-lawman comedies. Chicks does it right a lot of the time. full review

Mike Clark, USA Today

White Chicks has more laughs than it deserves, but also a story that is just plain lazy. full review

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Much of what passes for humor in White Chicks derives from such charming plot devices as the lactose intolerance of one of the brothers.

Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News

Men learning about the female experience by dressing as women is a nice sentiment, but Tootsie had that covered two decades ago. White Chicks should have tried for more. full review

Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle

As affectionate as it is witty. full review

Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

The film's saccharine ending is something of a letdown as the guys' time in high heels teaches them sensitivity and brings them true love. But for most of its raucous run, White Chicks has soul.

David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer

Moronic. full review

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

White Chicks feels more like an idea for a TV sketch that would have been much fresher had it been inflated into a movie in the '90s. full review

Jan Stuart, Newsday

Even though they go preachy in the end, these chicks with quips deliver scattered bouts of hilarity. full review

Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger

If you want to laugh at cartoonishly shallow rich girls, you'd be much better off staying in to watch the new season of The Simple Life -- for free. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

The movie is much more interested in the flatulence gags it can wring out of lactose intolerance than lampooning social intolerance. full review

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

White Chicks is tedious and stupid, awkward and juvenile. That it makes not a lick of sense is the least of its problems. full review

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

Even if it lingers a bit too long, White Chicks represents a solid accomplishment for the crowd-pleasing Wayans brothers. full review

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
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  • Release Year: 2004
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 109 min
  • Available From: Sep 26, 2012
  • Queued by: 332 people
Directed By
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison, Lochlyn Munro, John Heard, Busy Philipps, Terry Crews, Brittany Daniel, Eddie Velez

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