Life

Life

50%
  • R, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ted Demme
    In Theaters:
    Apr 16, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 19, 1999
  • Universal Pictures
  • Life
    2 minutes 41 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Life Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Life is a surprise that not only avoids typical trappings, but throws in a tinge of the bittersweet as well.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

April 25, 2009
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Murphy and Lawrence never quite move beyond shtick.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

September 24, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Não há atuação que resista a um roteiro fraco como o deste filme.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Face it folks: Eddie Murphy just ain't funny anymore.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: short

April 20, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A failed, if somewhat noble experiment for the two foul-mouthed comedians.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

If you're looking for comedy nutrition here, you'll find yourself in stand-up anorexic hell.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International

Screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone deserve hard time for the tired, plodding shtick they concoct once the duo end up in prison stripes.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

An unimaginative plot and a cast of unbelievably wholesome jailbirds.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 4/10

January 1, 2000
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Formulaic, obvious and very slow!

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Mostly lifeless because deep down, it's really about other movies.

January 1, 2000
Matt Diehl
Citysearch

A maudlin, unfunny mess!

January 1, 2000
Rod Dreher
New York Post
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This prison dramedy's muddled, episodic script seems to have gone on a hunger strike for humor!

January 1, 2000
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The writers and Demme should have smoothed out the timeline and sacrificed a few zingers in order to make a deeper, better movie about hardship and friendship in prison.

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

How could these two guys NOT be funny? See the movie and find out.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Has a tendency to be marginally entertaining one minute, and then brain-numbingly dull and misguided the next.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The well-matched pair make the most of what the makers of Life give them, but what the material they are given isn't nearly as inspired as they are.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

has no real sense of period style, throwing in scores of distracting anachronisms in both attitudes and dialogue...

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

January 1, 2000
Guy MacPherson
Apollo Guide

Murphy and Lawrence both give substance to roles as innocents sentenced to life in prison for a murder they didn't commit.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 69/100

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen.

January 1, 2000
Sean Means
Film.com
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Life plays more like This Is Your Life for Eddie Murphy, cobbling together elements from his earlier, funnier movies.

January 1, 2000
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