Dave Chappelle's Block Party

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    The American comedian/actor delivers a story about the alternative Hip Hop scene. A small town Ohio man’s moves to Brooklyn, New York, to throw an unprecedented block party. Filmed with inspiration from the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

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    Chappelle keeps things lively, joking on camera, punctuating the acts with gags , while Michel Gondry maintains our interest, focusing as much on Chappelle's energy and wit, and goings-on behind the scenes, as the gig itself.

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    I want to see another hour of Dave Chappelle's Block Party.

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    A return to rowdy form.

    3/4
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    No one enjoys the free festivities more than Chappelle, who wanders through the film like a kid on Christmas morning. A very funny kid.

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    Chappelle's talent and the characters in the movie give it a universal appeal, even to those unfamiliar with hip-hop.

    3/4
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    It's intermittently funny, but it peaks too soon and runs far too long. And for all its length, Block Party doesn't tell us much about Chappelle that we haven't seen before.

    3/5
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    Block Party makes for a transcendent experience.

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    The music is angry and the jokes are raw but, ultimately, Block Party conveys a positive message to audiences. Instead of competition, we see collaboration between the artists and unity in the diverse crowd.

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    Strictly for fans of the musical acts and those who think everything Chappelle does is genius.

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    While unlikely to enter the annals of great concert filmmaking, Dave Chappelle's Block Party does capture the moment at hand with a breezy, offhanded and utterly user-friendly charm.

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    Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there.

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    Watching the concert on screen is almost as good as being there.

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    Block Party puts Chappelle (who co-produced the movie) in the host position, and he's very funny...

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    His racial jokes have an edge, but they are not as deadly as the Chappelle's Show skits.

    3/4
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    Gangly, disarming and slyly witty, Chappelle is at ease with people of all ages and races, and has a knack for finding humour without forcing it.

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    ...an off-the-wall celebration that mixes humor and music to amusing, if not life-changing, effect.

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    His [Chappelle] return to the public eye doesn't result in much musical magic or comedic fun.

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    Part concert film, part documentary and part comedy, Block Party plays like a sampler of contemporary rap.

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    It feels rangy but is also a work of expert timing.

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    ...an uplifting, funny and engaging star-studded affair.

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    It's a jubilant, civic-minded lollapalooza.

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    Dave Chappelle's exhilarating new film chronicles a free block party that was held in 2004 on a dead-end street in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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    'This is the best single day of my career,' Chappelle says at the film's end, sitting down for a quiet moment after the music and laughter have stopped. And you absolutely believe him.

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    It's a defiant act of optimistic patriotism. This is what Dave Chappelle's America looks like, and now that we get the idea, there's no reason we can't live in it too.

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    Must fun of all, however, is basking in Chappelle's ability to be effortlessly funny.

    4/5
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    Dave Chappelle and hip-hop greats throw a party to remember.

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    You will wish you'd been invited to Dave Chappelle's Block Party, but watching the documentary about the September 2004 concert event is the next best thing.

    3/4
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    There's an innocent joy and a genial detachment, as if Chappelle's playing host to his own celebrity. He's Johnny Carson-ing his fame, as it were.

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    Dave Chappelle's Block Party is a fairly disorganized film about a fairly disorganized concert, redeemed by the good feeling Chappelle sheds like a sunbeam on every scene.

    3/4
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    While the future of Chappelle's Show remains in doubt, we have his insanely funny concert film, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, to sustain us.

    3/4
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    This is a concert film with real soul, message and emotion. Its coin is all too rare these days.

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    Block Party is an uproarious good time, part documentary, part concert film, part who knows what?

    4/5
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    Dave Chappelle's Block Party confirms that he's not just instinctually funny, he has impeccable musical taste.

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    Block Party is an easygoing, loose-limbed, big-lunged celebration of, well, celebration.

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    Dave Chappelle's Block Party is perhaps the first concert movie since Stop Making Sense to give you a blissful buzz.

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    A heady spirit of spontaneity permeates the proceedings, suggesting the entire pic, much like the concert it documents, was conceived, planned and completed in a single burst of creative enthusiasm.

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    This picture remains faithful to the underlying affability of both Chappelle and Gondry, orchestrating a feel-good homestyle vibe that, while peppered with moments of sly political commentary, never harshes its own, slightly bittersweet mellow.

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