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Saturday, November 20, 2004


So, allright, I have a weakness for Chuckie the killer doll. This installment, the first directed by Don Mancini, who has written all of 'em, is both more and less interesting than the others.
The addition of a quasi-hermaphroditic (actually "non-sexed") child voiced by Billy Boyd is alternately touching and rediculous. The body count is appropriately high, and most performers seem to be having a good time.
Still, there are major plot holes (how exactly did Chuckie track down that photographer) which torpedo the fun. Internal consistency is vital in a fantasy work. Still, except for rapper Redman suffering the inevitable fate of a black man who dares to both be IN a horror movie and to kiss a white actress (horrors!) it ain't bad for the fans. For those sickos give it a "B". For the rest of the sane and healthy world, give it a "D+"

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