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Life Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
January 1, 2000
How could these two guys NOT be funny? See the movie and find out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Murphy and Lawrence never quite move beyond shtick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Não há atuação que resista a um roteiro fraco como o deste filme.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 20, 2001
Face it folks: Eddie Murphy just ain't funny anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
If you're looking for comedy nutrition here, you'll find yourself in stand-up anorexic hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dustin Putman
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
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
An unimaginative plot and a cast of unbelievably wholesome jailbirds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Life is a frustrating experience, because every time it appears close to making a connection to its characters it falls back on a lame joke to reassure the viewers that they're still watching a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
Life plays more like This Is Your Life for Eddie Murphy, cobbling together elements from his earlier, funnier movies.
Top Critic
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.
Guy MacPherson
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Murphy and Lawrence both give substance to roles as innocents sentenced to life in prison for a murder they didn't commit.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A failed, if somewhat noble experiment for the two foul-mouthed comedians.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone deserve hard time for the tired, plodding shtick they concoct once the duo end up in prison stripes.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Formulaic, obvious and very slow!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
Mostly lifeless because deep down, it's really about other movies.
Matt Diehl
January 1, 2000
A maudlin, unfunny mess!
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Philip Kemp
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Justine Elias
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Noel Murray
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Anderson
January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
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Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2001

Boxoffice Magazine
June 25, 2002
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