"This is the best show, I believe, that I've done, because I get to put the things that I love most together," says Foxx, en route to Sundance. "It's one of those shows where you can really get it all in." But reviews of his Garden show have been pretty harsh. He's a big talent, they all say, but he's cramming too much into one show, making it unfocused. The New York Times compared it to an "old-fashioned variety show" that needed more guest stars. Newsday tagged the Ray Charles mini-set "a cheap gimmick." And the New York Post, in its usual style, simply called him "Cockamamie Jamie."
When asked if he read the unkind reviews, Foxx says no and whispers in an almost comically shocked voice, "What are they saying? What are they saying?"
They're saying it just might be too much Foxx, Mr. Foxx. He then says he doesn't read reviews, and people are just going to have to see it for themselves. "I get it done," he says, irritated. "How do you get it done?"