Gluckman (Jaime Kennedy) is a rich, white rapper wannabe, son of California
gubernatorial candidate Bill Gluckman (Ryan OíNeal). Billís campaign
manager, Tom Gibbons (Blair Underwood) hires two well-spoken black actors
(ďtrained at Juilliard and The Pasadena PlayhouseĒ) to impersonate
gang-bangers, kidnap B-Rad, take him to the hood, and scare him back into
I always thought
Ryan OíNeal was an underrated comedic actor.
But with Malibuís Most Wanted his career has surely hit rock
bottom. This film is
infuriating itís so bad. There
is one scene, for example, where B-Rad stands on top of a car as rival gang
members fire at him with automatic rifles from about 20 feet away.
Nobody gets hit!
rapping throughout is enough to drive one out of the theater. Trivializing
kidnapping and gang violence, both major societal problems, this is unfunny,
mindless, infantile idiocy.
April 25, 2003