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Car Wash


Everybody is cleaning up and getting down in this classic comedy--the first "disco slacker" movie--from the decade that brought you the tube top, the polyester suit and lots of good times.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It was both a riot and surprisingly had something poignant to say about race relations.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Critics seemed to like this less than audiences; personally, I had a ball.

- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Not quite what I expected from what I'd heard about it, but it's a good movie. It has some really funny scenes, and good music.

- ajv2688, Monday, January 3, 2011

3 stars

A pointless, but fun little movie. Even though Pryor and Carlin are featured, they have very little screen time. Unforgettable characters and an awesome soundtrack make this film something to watch.

- kcddck, Sunday, February 1, 2009

3 stars

"The best place for money... is right here in my pocket." I loved this movie as a kid, I thought it was sooo funny. All these different stories intersect at the car wash: Richard Pryor & the Pointer Sisters were young & sexy and Prof Irwin Corey was hilarious (how can anyone forget the Pee Bomb? lol.) With Melanie Mayron, George Carlin & Antonio Vargas.

- sleepykiss, Saturday, May 21, 2011