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Pootie Tang

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Louis C.K.

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About the Movie

This comic spoof is spun off from a character that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show, and is written and directed by Louis C.K., one of that show's producers. Lance Crouther stars as Pootie Tang, a crime fighting superhero and recording artist who speaks in an unintelligible gibberish that seems to be a combination of Ebonics and street slang. Despite his communication problem, Pootie is a hero to children, whom he attempts to protect from the evil Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn), a corporate fat cat out to corrupt America's youth with alcohol, tobacco, and junk food. Pootie also runs up against an artistic imitator (David Cross) and a sleazy recording executive (Andy Richter) Pootie Tang co-stars Chris Rock, Dave Attell, and Bob Costas and Conan O'Brien as themselves.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 42
  • Fresh: 12
  • Rotten: 30
  • Average Rating: 3.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: As brilliant as Rock can be, this material is a reflection of his shallow, moralistic side. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Rotten: As a big-screen vamp on the cable sketch, it plays itself out long before 'The End' crawls into view. – Miles Beller, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: This astonishingly unfunny Paramount comedy is burdened with writing, direction and acting that would cause Ed Wood to wince. – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Worse than a below-average sketch-to-screen Saturday Night Live film. – Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

probably a little too hip for the room

great movie...i think it will go over most people's heads. it's making a subtle point using broad gestures. i really liked this movie.

First Review: Take a chance! Get It!

I remember hearing about thbis movie back in 2001, but I didn't see it until 2007. When I rented it I put it right on my iPod. It is a funny film that didn't get enough attention when it was released. A cult classic for sure. Get it.


this movie is really good!! its hilarious im so happy itunes put this on, this is one of my all time favorite movies =]