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Life Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Murphy and an uncharacteristically restrained Lawrence are a solid team, and Ted Demme's sympathetic direction allows them to draw as much humor out of the dismal situation as they can.
January 1, 2000
Ambitious, enjoyable.
January 1, 2000
Mostly lifeless because deep down, it's really about other movies.
January 1, 2000
A maudlin, unfunny mess!
January 1, 2000
This prison dramedy's muddled, episodic script seems to have gone on a hunger strike for humor!
January 1, 2000
A very funny/surprisingly poignant story!
January 1, 2000
Lively, packed with colorful characters and spiked with outbursts of outrageous banter!
January 1, 2000
An unexpectedly moving surprise!
January 1, 2000
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
Although it's not as constantly and/or outrageously funny as one would expect, the film is certainly easy to sit through and has enough laughs and otherwise entertaining moments.
January 1, 2000
Hilarious!
January 1, 2000
The bickering of the two leads is funny in a loose, maybe improvisational way.
January 1, 2000
What's most effective about Life is the skillful way in which it blends poignancy into its broad tale.
January 1, 2000
How could these two guys NOT be funny? See the movie and find out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
Has a tendency to be marginally entertaining one minute, and then brain-numbingly dull and misguided the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
has no real sense of period style, throwing in scores of distracting anachronisms in both attitudes and dialogue...
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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