February 09, 2007

Film Critic Quote of the Week

"Norbit is remarkably consistent in its incompetence, in its tireless recycling of ugly jokes from Murphy's other drag artifacts, in its race-baiting and body-loathing. It's such a disquieting, dreadful, reckless thing that the fact that it seems like it's all set in a Neverland in which an angry mob chasing a trio of black men isn't meant to evoke a good old-fashioned lynching is more the point than beside the point. Norbit isn't farce--it's a thoughtless, cancerous, viral, irresponsible pollution whose existence speaks ill of the society that produced it and of any society that would endorse or defend it. It's not the end of civilization, just symptomatic of how easy it is to get laughs on the backs of the disenfranchised."
-Walter Chaw, of Film Freak Central, on the most-offensive, worst-looking film in recent memory. Posted by Stephen Silver at February 9, 2007 04:03 PM
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