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Life Reviews

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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003
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Denver Post
October 17, 2003
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2001
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
We have been treated to something we normally would never get in a prison comedy like this: a little delicacy with the humor.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
An unexpectedly moving surprise!
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Justine Elias
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Lively, packed with colorful characters and spiked with outbursts of outrageous banter!
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Lawrence and Murphy make an entertaining team!
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Funny, sad, conventional, unpredictable -- just like the real thing!
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Rod Dreher
New York Post
January 1, 2000
This prison dramedy's muddled, episodic script seems to have gone on a hunger strike for humor!
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
What's most effective about Life is the skillful way in which it blends poignancy into its broad tale.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
Lawrence's best movie and one of Murphy's best!
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Ambitious, enjoyable.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
A very funny/surprisingly poignant story!
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Life plays more like This Is Your Life for Eddie Murphy, cobbling together elements from his earlier, funnier movies.