So ramshackle it's nearly enough to make you forget how tossed-together the 1976 Car Wash was.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
It's intermittently hilarious, though more of a drag.
Elvis Mitchell - New York Times
[A] crude and boring movie.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
No one will claim it steals that famous old MGM motto: 'More Stars Than There Are in Heaven.'
Mike Clark - USA Today
There's precious little to listen to, laugh at or ogle.
David Segal - Washington Post
Just not particularly amusing.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Like gin and juice, [Dre and Snoop are] good together.
Jonathan Perry - Boston Globe
Shows not how far we've come since '76, but how low comic standards have sunk.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Overall, the phrase 'It is what it is' has never seemed more appropriate.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
Two roommates start to antagonize each other after one becomes the other's superior at an LA car wash, and the conflict is played out with grittiness and flippancy.
Lisa Alspector - Chicago Reader
Joe Leydon - Variety
Boring and desperately unfunny.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Hilarity ensues. Except when it doesn't, which is pretty much the entire movie.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
More of a missed opportunity than a movie.
- Toronto Star
A sloppy, harebrained movie, which looks like it was made on a fraction of the budget of one of their videos.
Jason Anderson - Globe and Mail
A half-baked hack job that's woefully short on laughs, style, decent performances and discernible signs of technical proficiency.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Snoop, Dre and their buddies take it all in stride -- if they were any more laid-back, they'd be napping in their trailers.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
Some energetic performances from the cast may make this accessible to a wider audience.
- Empire Magazine
The lame, underdeveloped jokes far outweigh the fresh ones, the women are all chirpy airheads, and the whole thing hangs on a feeble storyline.
- Time Out
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Waterlogged from start to finish
Clint Morris - Film Threat
I was wishing I was sitting through Bones a second time.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
You've really got to wonder sometimes how talented people end up in hopeless misfires like this film.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
A 100% feeble comedy that exposes the dire acting abilities of two otherwise well respected hip-hop artists.
Almar Haflidason - BBC
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Wash is Santo & Johnny through a swamp of mounting disinterest.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
a plotless, mostly humorless time-killer that exists primarily as a 90-minute commercial for a star-studded soundtrack. ... the movie has all the earmarks of the "let's just make it up as we go along" school of filmmaking.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
There is some comic insight here, however unfocused it may be.
Jamie Gillies - Apollo Guide
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
Straight up...I didn't laugh once during this entire flick!
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Never comes off as desperate--because little effort appears to be put forth by writer-director-co-star DJ Pooh.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Though The Wash is fairly funny, it's wholly insignificant.
Tim Cogshell - Boxoffice Magazine
Manages to rock pretty steady, largely due to the efforts of its huge cast, sprinkled with some real and promising talent.
David Noh - Film Journal International
If a white filmmaker were behind the wretched ugliness that is The Wash, he'd be branded the most racist director since D.W. Griffith.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
It's an excruciatingly lewd, crude and unpolished excuse to get a bunch of rappers some time on the big screen, with a little bit of sex and violence thrown in.
Derek Tse - Jam! Movies
I'd be shocked if even a totally wasted Phish fan could find many laughs.
Russell Smith - Austin Chronicle
Snoop Dogg (as Dee Loc) and Dr. Dre (as Sean) let their natural chemistry go completely to waste.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
What could have been a delicious hoot about dysfunctional dynamics in a disillusioned workplace merely ends up as a woeful, clunky comedy of errors.
Frank Ochieng - Filmcritic.com
[Snoop's] funny, charismatic, delivers weak material with a look on his face that will still crack you up and has the best hair of any actor working today.
Dave White - IFilm
Basically a dribbled-out home movie about a pair of slop-around L.A. homies.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
Weak, witless blend of Ice Cube's Friday and Richard Pryors's Car Wash.
- E! Online
A depressing, stereotypical affair that can be thanked by the African American community for portraying their race as lazy, drug-addicted, and whorish.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
The Wash appears not to have much at all on its mind.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
Halfhearted and badly edited, the picture itself seems stoned.
Carla Meyer - San Francisco Chronicle
A poorly written, directed and performed mishmash of vignettes that the participants apparently thought would be funny.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
A sloppily edited comedy laden with sub-amateurish acting, a script with less direction than a broken compass, and a sense of humor that never made it out of the junior high bathroom.
Tor Thorsen - Reel.com
Don't even bother renting it on video -- which will be available REAL soon!
Hardly anything about this comedy is remotely funny, unless you get a kick out of Snoop Dogg getting stoned and dropping f-bombs every few words.
Christine Blosdale - Citysearch
[Script] has all of the signs of being computer generated. The N-word and the F-word are mixed liberally and randomly...
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
The film aims low and scarcely lives up to its own diminished expectations.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
This ain't no Friday; in fact, you'd be wasting a perfectly good high on it.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine