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Undercover Brother


1970s super freak and groovy funkmeister Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) joins a secret taskforce of Black secret agents who try to thwart The Man's evil plot to rid the world of Black culture.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Stereotype-based satire; not for young kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong material for a PG-13 -- as usual, the MPAA is much more lax with a comedy than they would be if the same material appeared in a drama. The movie has sexual references and situations, smoking, drinking, and drug humor, and comic violence.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the stereotypes that the movie uses for humor and to make its points. How can some issues be addressed more effectively through comedy than through drama? Parents might find that they have to explain some of the humor to teenagers who are too young to remember some of the outfits and expressions made fun of in the movie.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The smartest bonehead comedy of the summer.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, May 31, 2002

Fresh: The broad physical comedy is as reliable as a brick house.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, May 31, 2002

Fresh: Led by Griffin's smartly nuanced performance and enthusiasm, the cast has a lot of fun with the material.

- David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter, Friday, May 31, 2002

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I know it's lame but I love it!

- citawijaya, Thursday, November 4, 2010

4 stars

this movie is hilarious. I love how racist it is. a great comedy. B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Sunday, July 4, 2010

3 stars

Nothing really to the movie but I love the music and the cheesy concept, very funky and entertaining.

- Chiefilms, Monday, March 24, 2008