I Am Richard Pryor

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Comedians, historians, activists and family members reflect on the life of iconic African-American stand-up comedian and actor Richard Pryor. Archival footage combined with interviews with Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish and more celebrate his legacy and reveal the trauma behind his boundary-pushing comedy.

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Critic Reviews for I Am Richard Pryor

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

  • It's a welcome primer for those who are new to Pryor's career, but old fans might be better off sitting down with some of the comedy records.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Jesse James Miller's biographical documentary is a conventional but fascinating portrait of the self-destructive comic great.

    Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • I Am Richard Pryor is an informative, compelling documentary that only suffers slightly from its conventional structure.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Skims over a lot of stuff... Watch Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, instead.

    Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Pryor told unfiltered stories about his addiction, abuse, and encountering racism through his comedy. He literally used the pain of his past and present and turned it into power on the stage with a microphone.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I Am Richard Pryor is a really raw, no sugar-coated view of Pryor's life through his comedy through the eyes of his peers and the love of his life Jennifer Lee Pryor chronicling the life and times of a comic legend we will never see again in my lifetime.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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