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Police Story I
"...by the film's odd subtitled translations) and Chan's trademark lowbrow slapstick. There is some serious downtime between the rapid-fire..."

July 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Weekend at Bernie's II
"...all, set in St. Thomas, but even this sure-fire, lowbrow interest-booster is ignored in favor of McCarthy's smarmy mug...."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bodies, Rest & Motion
"...soul-wrenching, Bodies, Rest & Motion has the feel of lowbrow Douglas Coupland: these late twentysomethings should just shut up..."

May 28, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Highbrow meets lowbrow for an irreverent happy hour take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
"...to Spider House Ballroom. Juxtaposing the highbrow with the lowbrow, the premise is simple: Five classically trained actors –..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Arts Review by Stephanie Carll

Holmes & Watson
The Step Brothers bros get literary
"...Mrs. Hudson, is a high point in this determinedly lowbrow affair, as is Hugh Laurie’s brief take on Mycroft..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
An animated adaptation of the beloved book series
"...movie is smart about the way it contextualizes this lowbrow comedy. There’s an innocence about it all, a rarity..."

June 9, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

How to Be a Latin Lover
A middle-age lothario learns some life lessons
"...The humor is both broad and lowbrow, yet often extremely funny. Reconnecting in Los Angeles with..."

May 5, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pop Culture That's a Keeper
Browsing the collectibles at Guzu Gallery
"...is currently undergoing one of its periodic highbrow vs. lowbrow slugfests, and no matter who loses, the audience/player/art lover..."

May 18, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

My Best Friend's Girl
Dane Cook stars in this rom-com about a serial womanizer who accidentally falls in love with his best friend’s girl.
"...That's fine, because while Cook may traffic exclusively in lowbrow humor, he’s apparently smart enough to know that what..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Wild Hogs
John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy star as middle-aged friends who seek life's purpose while on a cross-country motorcycle trip.
"...this lineage, Wild Hogs remains firmly rooted in the lowbrow. The writer (Brad Copeland, seasoned from TV’s Arrested Development..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Cookout
Don't get burned on these leftover stereotypes.
"...Silverman. It takes some time to get to this lowbrow comedy’s titular cookout – first, young Todd Anderson (Storm..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Dopey comedy is good fun.
"...with the conclusion that the "slaphappy conventions of youthful lowbrow comedy and the easy inclusiveness of consumerism conspire to..."

July 30, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

View From the Top
"...must explain why Gwyneth Paltrow signed on for this lowbrow comedy. What better way to show a serious actress'..."

March 28, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Simone
"...neither of which will ever be accused of being lowbrow. Simone, peppered with nifty ideas and containing a heartfelt..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mutant Aliens
"...it doesn't fit here, tonally or visually. Moreover, the lowbrow pitch of the film -- Plympton sure loves to..."

July 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dunston Checks in
"...decent leading roles for “seasoned” actresses in Hollywood. As lowbrow animal control officer Buck La Farge, Paul Reubens ties..."

June 3, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clockstoppers
"...of Nickelodeon-like visual pizzazz, wholesome teen sex appeal, and lowbrow comedy that falls just shy of outright assaultiveness. (Note..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Sorority Boys
"...script. The men's discomfort in drag provides some familiarly lowbrow comedy and, in particular, Harland Williams' facial mugging conveys..."

March 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Slackers
"...it particularly outrageous -- even with the unicycle. These lowbrow yuks ensue after Dave (Sawa), a generic senior at..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Thirteen Ghosts
"...for that -- but it nevertheless had a goofy lowbrow charm. The remake has none of the original's gimpy,..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Two Can Play That Game
"...owed to Anderson, the Falstaffian sidekick of many a lowbrow laff riot (such as this spring's See Spot Run)...."

Sept. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

What's the Worst That Could Happen?
"...Donald E. Westlake. Sure, you'll sit through the requisite lowbrow gags; a trio of audibly flatulent toy poodles makes..."

June 1, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Joe Dirt
"...of money: The kitsch factor is undeniable, and the lowbrow farce formula to which the filmmakers are so unswervingly..."

April 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Suits: The Clothes Make the Man
"...will provide doughnuts, and music will be performed by Lowbrow. Attire is casual (in other words, all brands and..."

March 29, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Double Take
"...the movie flirts with the convivial tastelessness of a lowbrow farce but can't quite commit, aside from some equal-opportunity..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Scary Movie
Keenen Ivory Wayans' broad spoof of the horror/comedy Scream series.
"...is a huge fan of both horror movies and lowbrow satirical yuk-fests. Scary Movie, in its misguided attempts to..."

July 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantasia
"...strategy seems a tactical ploy to upgrade the culturally lowbrow status of animation by its association with highbrow music,..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Me, Myself & Irene
"...these two brothers get a kick out of excessively lowbrow toilet humor -- and the fact that their massive..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beyond the Mat
"...the sport has grown from its humble origins as lowbrow diversion for credulous working-class rubes to the intellectual slumming..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

TV Eye
That holiday spirit getting to be too much? Here's a look at Vegging Television: what you watch when you can't watch anything.
"...groups: lowbrow and middle-brow. Highbrow fare like Inside the Actor's Studio..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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