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TAXI (PG-13) Jimmy Fallon's fender-bending cop flags down Queen Latifah's speed-demon cabbie to pursue four ber-hot bank robbers, led by supermodel Gisele Bundchen. As both a big-screen funnyman and a police officer, "Saturday Night Live's" Fallon comes across like a Gen X Jerry Lewis, so his antics to redeem himself prove neither amusing nor desirable. Queen Latifah emerges with her sexy confidence intact, but Taxi runs down so many buddy-flick clichés that it deserves a traffic ticket as a movie violation. -- CH
TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE (R) See review.
THE YES MEN (R) A pair of brainy, tech-savvy artists/activists who call themselves Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno created a series of brilliant pranks. Most recently they masqueraded as World Trade Organization representatives at international conferences, where their madcap speeches legitimizing human slavery and human waste fashioned into Third World hamburgers solicit an unexpected response from businessmen. While the activism is uproarious and spot-on, the film can feel like an incomplete homage -- a laborious vivisection of methods that work best as whisperings of dissent and hit-and-run satire. -- FF
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