"Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it -- you just want to climb inside the screen and live there. That's the case with Dave Chappelle's Block Party," writes Jami Bernard in the New York Daily News. Although numerous pop music performers appear in the concert film, its biggest star is obviously Chappelle, "one of those completely engaging personalities who can make you laugh at anything, even mundane events like a man on the street trying to get a worn-out car engine to turn over," writes Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times. And Claudia Puig in USA Today concludes: "You will wish you'd been invited to Dave Chappelle's Block Party, but watching the documentary about the September 2004 concert event is the next best thing."