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Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

2005
Comedy
Documentary
1h 43m
A genuine crowd-pleaser, Dave Chappelle's Block Party spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. (Rogue Pictures)
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Dave Chappelle's Block Party

2005
Comedy
Documentary
1h 43m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
14th
I really wanted to like this movie, but it was simply boring. Most of it is concert footage and will depend on whether you like the songs and the performances. But outside the concert, the movie was very disapointing - not very funny, not very interesting.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
60th
A great concert and some classic Chappelle.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
15
4th
85% Music, 15% Dave I'd only recommed this for fans of the music, his parts in the movie are very limited, and for the most part, too serious. I wanted to see Dave the comedian, I could care less about Dave the humanitarian.
Rated 20 Feb 2008
60
20th
I like the performances by Common and Mos Def and Talib Kwali, but the movie itself is kinda stupid. I wish he never left Comedy central. I'm Rick James Expletive!!!
Rated 22 Oct 2011
82
73rd
Like a 21st century WOODSTOCK, the footage cuts between the performers, backstage banter, the organization of the event and interesting characters. The looseness of the editing lends to the party atmosphere. All the music is really good but I was most pleased with the electrifying Dead Prez. What the film could have used is a little more Chappelle. I had hoped he would be a bit more present, but what we would do see and hear of him is gold, a naturally funny, easy-going and warm-hearted guy.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
81st
Don't like this movie? Everyone's entitled to their own opinion... SATAN.
Rated 07 Sep 2010
67
55th
Pretty nice music and Chappelle's cool
Rated 25 Feb 2009
76
70th
One of the better concert films I've seen. It's easy to have fun watching someone like Chappelle, who seems perpetually happy and hilarious throughout the film. It would be easy to write this off as pro-Dave propaganda, as it does seem to be an effort to resurrect Chappelle after he backed out on more seasons of the show -- but I can't do it. It's just too much fun, and has such a good energy that it's tough to be cynical about it. The music is damn good, too.
Rated 09 Apr 2009
68
38th
Should of been called BLOCK PARTY....with Dave Chapelle. Good though.
Rated 14 Apr 2009
55
12th
Well directed, but bland concert film.
Rated 21 Apr 2009
90
94th
Great concert with some of modern hip-hop's brightest and generally most underrated artists. Chappelle is hillarious as always.
Rated 26 Jul 2009
68
51st
Not my kind of music, but one hell of a party.
Rated 29 Aug 2009
75
53rd
A pretty standard concert film. It doesn't exactly show off the talents of either Chappelle or Gondry, but if you enjoy the musical acts involved like I do you'll enjoy watching their performances.
Rated 16 Sep 2009
50
34th
Not really much to review, as it isnt a stand-up by Chappelle, nor is it a series of skits like his show. Instead, we pretty much follow Dave around Brooklyn as he prepares a block party (though there are also some scenes of him outside of NY too). It's funny, but not overly so; the real treat here are the live performances. Dead Prez (Turn Off The Radio & It's Bigger Than Hip Hop), Mos Def (Umi Says), The Roots w Big Daddy Kane and the reunited Fugees.
Rated 09 Nov 2009
0
8th
MTV-style visuals would have been just the thing for this movie. Instead, we end up having to look at cheesy video footage transferred to film, which 99% of the time (like here) looks like shit. I walked out of this dull-ass piece of crudulence at the point where Chappelle tells a racist joke (it's against white people, so of course it's OK)
Rated 19 Jul 2010
85
89th
Inspiring plot, awesome musical acts.
Rated 12 May 2008
6
55th
I like a lot of the music and Dave Chappelle is a cool mother fucker but this movie was just good, not great. Gondry has done better.
Rated 28 Nov 2010
50
44th
Those who appreciate the work of the musicians involved will no doubt enjoy this concert movie.
Rated 30 Mar 2012
57
27th
Doesn't really ever feel like a film. The music is good, Dave is funny, but doesn't come together in any way to be more than the sum of its parts.
Rated 10 May 2013
58
54th
If I didn't already like hip-hop, I would have started after watching this concert film. Music is nice, but it's just like any recorded concert. Chappelle does his thing (both comedy and social issues), but mostly Gondry shows people and places around the concert venue. Some of these people are very interesting (elderly hippie couple), but most of them don't have much to say. A fun way to spend 100 minutes, especially if you have some weed and like-minded friends around.
Rated 23 Aug 2018
75
75th
a small window into the culture of hip-hop and comedy in the mid-2000s, bouncing between the lead-up and show of the titular Block Party. tidbits about race, music, the nature of humor, and the inner city are sprinkled throughout, and the outsider's-eye of Gondry sticks close by with a curiosity and fixation that keep us interested in the words of a high school marching band player as much as Lauryn Hill.
Rated 22 Apr 2023
63
24th
Competently filmed record of the titular event will no doubt appeal relative to your inherent interest in the music acts; unlike the great concert docos, little time is given to build genuine atmosphere, and the acts themselves are filmed fairly flatly, making you wonder why an esteemed film-maker like Gondry was recruited for this. Chappelle himself is only in it sporadically, devoting most of the film to the concert itself, which never gets above mellow stoned energy.
Rated 12 Jun 2023
63
33rd
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Rated 29 May 2024
43
25th
There are a few laughs to be had, but the music doesn't connect with me, so that is a major hinderance to the success of the movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
95th
its a block PARTY, of course its concentrated on the movie, that's the premise. this movie is a instant classic for me, i can watch it any day of the week and it will never get old.
Rated 28 Jan 2007
85
75th
If you like Dave, and if you like hip hop, you will love this movie.
Rated 16 Feb 2007
60
62nd
Very good documentary which looks at the events leading upto and through a block party organised by comedian Dave Chappelle.Well worth a watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
63rd
Here is a film that shows off two things that I love about Dave Chappelle: his ability to be funny under any circumstances and his charming love for his fans. He must have worked hard to organize such a great musical event, and I think he is owed some credit for that!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
83rd
Feel good movie of the something
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
60th
Heavier on music than I was prepared for and therefore not as funny as I hoped, but still very interesting.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
41st
I love Dave, but am not a big fan of the musical acts he features here - but that's all subjective. Dave puts on a hell of a show, and every minute Dave is on screen is full of laughs.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
61st
Really funny, and the film as a whole works really well.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
50th
Ultimately disappointing as the previews make it seem more about Chappelle's humour when in reality it is mostly a music concert. While the tunes are good, I felt a little mislead. Still, enjoyable if you know what you're in for.
Rated 22 Jan 2009
90
95th
What a great idea, every block should have one of these
Rated 14 Aug 2007
52
20th
It wasn't that funny, but a decent movie none the least...
Rated 12 Sep 2007
88
65th
The doc side is alternately heartwarming and intreging, and the music has no par.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
70
63rd
worth a look
Rated 08 Oct 2007
90
92nd
One of the better concert films in recent memory. It doesn't require the viewer to be a huge fan of Dave Chappelle or the musical acts or even hip-hop to fully enjoy it. Plenty for everyone here. Good music, good people, good jokes, great movie.
Rated 27 Apr 2008
76
74th
I like Dave, and I like hip hop. I liked this movie. Shit they are right! A little bit heavier on the music than the jokes, but I'm not complaining.
Rated 09 May 2008
75
35th
Mos Def makes this movie his own.
Rated 20 Dec 2006
96
95th
Most of my favorite hip-hop artists and the comedy of Dave Chapelle, masterfully done-up by the genius Michel Gondry. Couldn't have been much better.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
50
27th
For Chappelle, this was really boring and quite unfunny.

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