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The Best Comedy Films From The Early 2000s, According To Critics

Not mainly because “Woke-ish” contains a nonstop stream of very carefully crafted material honed over decades (it does not), but because it feels largely like a collection of stray observations and film script B-sides. The most effective components of “Woke-ish” are when Wayans taps into things that feel his personal, especially his physical comedy stuff. But when he takes a broader view of the planet, it’s delivered with the same spirit of reactive toothlessness that guided two different “A Haunted House” motion pictures. Any half-hearted attempts at sincerity or introspection right away get undercut by a affordable gag. Wayans has...