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Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Chris Rock reasserts his credentials as one of comedy's preeminent figures in Tamborine, an introspective standup act delivered with fresh sensitivity and trademark exuberance.

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Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Chris Rock, who redefined stand-up comedy with his hilarious and brilliant takes on relationships, race and society, comes to Netflix with Chris Rock: Tamborine, his first stand-up special in ten years. With his trademark laser-like observations, Rock covers the gamut of contemporary issues, with incisive and insightful commentary on life. Chris Rock: Tamborine is directed by Bo Burnham and filmed at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

For all of Rock's fealty to hard fact and the disenchantments of experience, "Tamborine" is most exciting, and most unlike anything he's done before, when he gropes toward transformation.

December 27, 2018 | Full Review…

[Rock's] willingness to derail the laughs shows a newfound vulnerability-all before he brings the act safely back to a funny zone.

November 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Tamborine is more of a look at what can be rather than what is. Looking to the future isn't what we're used to, but there are few better masters of the form to help offer a way forward.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The energy is different, but Rock is still very funny and occasionally still provocative, if only because the culture has shifted in recent years.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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Tamborine is rife with political humor and pointed observations on race in Rock's usual style, but the special is mostly about Rock himself, a self-reflective piece in which he owns up to his mistakes.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Tamborine never goes too dark, nor does Rock ever truly blur the line between stand-up set and therapy session...he never loses sight of the comedy - even as he distributes the hard-earned wisdom that comes from regret.

February 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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