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White Chicks
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison, Lochlyn Munro & John Heard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Both the 108-minute rated version and the 115-minute Unrated & Uncut edition include audio commentary by the Wayans Brothers, a 12-minute How

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 08659
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude and Sexual Humor, Language and some Drug Content
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/26/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Keenen Ivory Wayans
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Marcus (Marlon Wayans) and Kevin (Shawn Wayans) Copeland are brother FBI agents who have made some big mistakes in their careers. In an effort to prove themselves, they take an assignment to protect two wealthy girls from serial kidnappers. Taking the job one step further, Kevin and Marcus transform themselves into White Chicks to lure the kidnappers and fool everyone that they aren't who they appear! (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVDs exhibit pleasing image quality that is bright, colorful, and clean, as would be expected for a slick new comedy. Colors are well balanced with accurate fleshtones (real and made-up), vibrant hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and defined, and revealing of such details that the Wayans brothers (dressed as white chicks) almost looking like mannequins at times. At times the picture looks a bit edgy, with white halos surrounding objects. Pixel breakup is also occasional. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although the Dolby