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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A movie that is not only achingly funny but also full of serious and philosophical truisms. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The comedian's braggadocio here is more wearying than that of the most self-absorbed rapper. And worse, it comes at the expense of humor. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While the impulse for his concert may have been confession and atonement, the cumulative effect is one of a guy struggling mightily to reconcile his divided self. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In his new concert film, a train wreck of self-regard, self-pity and not-so-humble pie, Martin Lawrence doth protest too much. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If it proves nothing else, this movie establishes that it is impossible for a film to get the NC-17 rating from the MPAA for language alone. This takes the trophy for dirty talk, and I've seen the docs by Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Andrew Dice Clay. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    He's endearing and affable when finding humor and even introspective life lessons after arrests, drug use and a near-death experience. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    He doesn't just kill a good buzz. He bludgeons it. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    While Lawrence doesn't come close to the fireworks wit and satire of Pryor in his postfreebase-accident film, "Live On The Sunset Strip," his riveting story saves Runteldat from becoming just a routine slapped on the big screen. show more

  • 25
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    It wouldn't matter so much that this arrogant Richard Pryor wannabe's routine is offensive, puerile and unimaginatively foul-mouthed if it was at least funny. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    However stale the material, Lawrence's delivery remains perfect; his great gift is that he can actually trick you into thinking some of this worn-out, pandering palaver is actually funny. show more

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  • Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

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  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

  • Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)

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