Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Reviews

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Toronto Star
August 9, 2013
Kevin Hart's (Along Came Polly) audience loves him, but if you're not in love yet, this probably won't start the infatuation for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
July 11, 2013
Once Hart finally gets onstage his act can barely live up to the hype.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
July 4, 2013
Any comic who can play the Garden must be good, but you wouldn't know it from this jumble of random routines and on-the-bus footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
July 4, 2013
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July 4, 2013
He is, maybe, a little too frenetic, too frequently at full speed. But when he gets rolling, the laugh lines come quick, one after the other, and he kills.
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
July 3, 2013
He tells elliptical stories that go on so long and take so many weird detours that they end up being funny even when they shouldn't be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 3, 2013
If you were to judge Let Me Explain purely on its performance portion, filmed at Madison Square Garden during Hart's 2012 tour, the film would merit a full extra star. But at 75 minutes, it feels too skimpy to rave over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Ryan
AV Club
July 3, 2013
Let Me Explain finds Hart at the peak of his powers, so the film's long coronation feels justified, if gaudy. Strip away the preamble and just give him a mic, and he'd earn it all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 3, 2013
Once Hart is on, he's hilarious; be warned, however, he takes a long time to get under way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
July 3, 2013
It packs plenty of laughs, which is ultimately what you want out of a stand-up film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 3, 2013
[Not] as strong as such previous dispatches as "Seriously...Funny."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 2, 2013
Hart's talents get a great pedestal in this film -- once it shuts up and finally lets him take the stage.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
July 2, 2013
His fans will love it; their main complaint may be that it ends too soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 2, 2013
His energetic stand-up routine at the Garden can be riotously funny. It also can be frenetic and repetitive. More judicious editing would have showcased his talents better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 2, 2013
The film is flat and lazy, and the audio mix is so low it sounds as if the audience is barely laughing. His cable comedy specials have better production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
July 2, 2013
Diminutive and energetic, he exudes comedy with every spirited step and elaborate gesture. He's hilarious, but almost as important, he's self-aware enough to joke about his own shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
July 2, 2013
This frantic energy at times touches on genius, at other times suggests desperation. And the directors don't do him any favors by the annoyingly frequent close-ups of audience members in convulsions of laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 2, 2013
Some of Hart's set -- including jokes about his security team and an inspired recounting of a disastrous trip to a dude ranch -- is hilarious. And his profane outrage is often funny enough to sell the weaker writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5