Life is a surprise that not only avoids typical trappings, but throws in a tinge of the bittersweet as well.
Murphy and Lawrence never quite move beyond shtick.
| Original Score: 1/5
Não há atuação que resista a um roteiro fraco como o deste filme.
| Original Score: 2/5
Face it folks: Eddie Murphy just ain't funny anymore.
| Original Score: short
A failed, if somewhat noble experiment for the two foul-mouthed comedians.
| Original Score: 2/4
If you're looking for comedy nutrition here, you'll find yourself in stand-up anorexic hell.
| Original Score: 1/4
Screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone deserve hard time for the tired, plodding shtick they concoct once the duo end up in prison stripes.
An unimaginative plot and a cast of unbelievably wholesome jailbirds.
| Original Score: 4/10
Formulaic, obvious and very slow!
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Mostly lifeless because deep down, it's really about other movies.
A maudlin, unfunny mess!
This prison dramedy's muddled, episodic script seems to have gone on a hunger strike for humor!
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.
How could these two guys NOT be funny? See the movie and find out.
| Original Score: 5/10
Has a tendency to be marginally entertaining one minute, and then brain-numbingly dull and misguided the next.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
has no real sense of period style, throwing in scores of distracting anachronisms in both attitudes and dialogue...
Murphy and Lawrence both give substance to roles as innocents sentenced to life in prison for a murder they didn't commit.
| Original Score: 69/100
Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen.
Life plays more like This Is Your Life for Eddie Murphy, cobbling together elements from his earlier, funnier movies.