2008_02_26_dundasA parody of the spy genre in general and blaxploitation movies specifically, Undercover Brother should have been way funnier that it actually is. I’ve come to expect a lot from Eddie Griffin, I think he’s very amusing in an over-the-top-I-have-no-fear kind of way, although in this movie despite some flashes of inspiration he falls kind of flat. His rougher funnier edges have been smoothed, when the director Malcolm D. Lee (Spike’s cousin) should have been trying to push the limits of outrageousness. There are some nice moments, but save your 13.50 at the box office, this one is definitely a rental.