Undercover Brother As a soul-power-obsessed crime fighter trying to stick it to the man, Griffin is a gleeful anachronism, one ripe for some satirical (and sartorial) ribbing;… Undercover Brother As a soul-power-obsessed crime fighter trying to stick it to the man, Griffin is a gleeful anachronism, one ripe for some satirical (and sartorial) ribbing;…
Video Review

UNDERCOVER BROTHER (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Eddie Griffin and Chris Kattan; Distributor: Universal

As a soul-power-obsessed crime fighter trying to stick it to the man, Griffin is a gleeful anachronism, one ripe for some satirical (and sartorial) ribbing; alas, most of the gags are as old as his wide collar. Brother may be marketed as an Afro-addled answer to Austin Powers, but it has far more in common with that franchise's increasingly lackluster sequels.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints