Life Reviews

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March 23, 2015
Be warned that this is a drama and not a very good one either, but it is entertaining enough to watch.
August 20, 2014
muy divertida y mejor final
½ June 28, 2014
Life is a decent film. It is about the story of two criminals who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment. Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence give good performances. The script is a little slow in places but still has plenty of laughs. Ted Demme did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor and drama.
June 3, 2014
A pleasant surprise to see Murphy in a more serious role. The plot is interesting and definitely not the conventional predictable American blockbuster. Should be rated much higher than it is.
May 17, 2014
After years of rewatching this film, I'm saddened to come across so many negative ratings here on RottenTomatoes. This is a great film. And, in my opinion, Eddie Murphy's best role. He's performed greatly in some of his films (Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop come to mind) but in this film he's as raw as ever and is able to shine in his dealing with a segregationist America and a whirlwind adventure. See this film and look for the underlying genius in the story and its actors.
April 14, 2014
A lot of people that I know, follow, listen too, etc, put this movie as their favorite movie, and I can see why. Great cast, great feeling, and it feels old in a good way.

This is certainly not for everyone though....
June 18, 2011
Had its funny moments. But overall this movie was more of a drama. Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence work well together. Liked seeing Bokeem Woodbine in this- he is such a fine actor (both looks and talent)
½ November 4, 2013
Life est une excellente comedie dramatique qui beneficie de l'interpretation parfaite d'Eddie Murphy et Martin Lawrence, plus nuances que d'habitude, et un supporting cast au diapason. Non content d'etre franchement tres drole, Life est aussi particulierement touchant quand le ton s'assombrit peu a peu. Ted Demme se permet meme quelques sequences tres originales et reussies, comme le Boom Boom Room en pleine prison.
November 4, 2013
August 6, 2013
Flawed, but occasionally funny.
June 9, 2013
It's not mindless buddy stuff and it's not the Shawshank Redemption, but it's in-between--This movie actually worked... well!!
½ June 2, 2013
Nice story
Best scene: still arguing at the baseball game
May 3, 2013
The old man make-up was very convincing. No surprise, Rich Baker. A few laughs.
½ April 23, 2013
nice and teaching movie
½ February 1, 2012
"Life" is appropriately named because the film feels like a sentence distributed by a judge that loves cruel and unusual punishment. The film is not funny so it fails in the comedy department, doesn't manage to pull your heartstrings so it fails in the dramatic department and is at times offensive, with way too much unecessary racist jokes and slang. The characters are too stupid to be loveable and seems to last an eternity due to it's terribly slow pace. The makeup effects (particularly the ageing on Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy) are good but are wasted in this film. (VHS, January 2012)
½ January 3, 2013
This film started out really well with a nice "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" feel to it, but it unfortunately gets overly maudlin by trying to stretch the story over decades when it was a far more enjoyable and lively film if it had stayed a period piece. There's a terrific supporting cast that includes Nick Cassavetes, Anthony Anderson, Bernie Mac, Bokeem Woodbine, Ned Beatty, Clarence Williams III, R. Lee Ermey and many other recognizable faces. However, the weak dramatic elements drag down the funny parts and the clever banter between Murphy and Martin. Also, I simply do not understand Eddie Murphy's weird fascination with ridiculous amounts of make-up in nearly all of his films.
½ December 16, 2012
One wrongly accused race motivated arrest led to 70 years of comedy.
November 21, 2012
An enjoyable and in my opinion underrated movie. Both leads were entertaining throughout.
November 7, 2012
One of the FUNNIEST movies of the year. This HYSTERICAL comedy gives a whole new meaning to friends for life.
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