Ali G Indahouse: The Movie
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Pre-Borat, a raunchy spoof of a hip-hop pretender.
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Rotten: ...a cliched and somewhat tedious comedy...
- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, November 18, 2006
It didn't really work as a film, luckily SBC realised this in time for his stronger character, Borat. It?s really infantile and quite shit but there are some guilty laughs in there. I bet Martin Freeman has removed this one from his CV though!
- SirPant, Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"This is my hood and these girls belong to me. - Belong? That is a very sexist way to talk about these bitches." I remember this character way back from the early start of the century. Ali G is a sexist, wannabe "gangstarapper" with a big mouth and a big hole in common knowledge. I'm pretty sure that most of those who own a TV have seen Alistair Leslie Graham at some point. Ali G started, as you may know, as a character who interviewed celebrities, puting them in odd situations and so on. Then he got so popular, being the "voice of da youth", that he got his own feature movie. While the short interviews may have been funny, the movie does have huge problems. First of all, the interviews may have had this feeling of realism but the movie is so over the top that it does not match up to the TV show. Ali G becoming a member of the Parliament almost turning Britain upside down? Come on. Even Sacha Baron Cohen, the man behind Ali G, must have known that this can't work. The film doesn't have even that many genuinely funny scenes. The "racing" scene in the beginning and the sex scene between the two confused Ali G sidekicks. Two funny scenes in 90 minutes is a shame. Sacha Cohen is a talented writer, 'Borat' is proof of that. 'Ali G Indahouse' is just so worn out that all funny stuff that could have been squeezed out of the character was done already in the TV show. Sacha Cohen has already retired the character. That is a good thing. If you really want to remember Ali G at his funniest, I recommend you to watch him interview celebs instead.
- TheMachinist, Friday, May 29, 2009