Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic (2013)




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A biography of the pioneering comedian Richard Pryor that features interviews with family members who describe his often difficult life as well as sit-downs with modern-day comics who explain the influence Pryor's unique style had on them. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The film's inevitable compressions, made worse by the amount of empty, self-congratulatory celebrity blathering, mean that every Pryor fan will have omissions to complain about.

Full Review… | June 3, 2013
New York Times
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Zenovich has assembled better-than-usual talking heads, all sympathetic even when dishing the worst bad behavior.

Full Review… | April 29, 2013
Village Voice
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Omit the Logic is more likely to omit laughter as it focuses on Pryor's false career starts, drug use, depression, multiple marriages and divorces, his struggles with MS, and the infamous incident in which the comedian set himself on fire.

Full Review… | February 16, 2015

This may be a jet-ski ride over Pryor's life rather than a deep-sea dive but it offers a firm celebration that's likely to encourage those who have watched it to seek out more material from the man himself - and that can never be a bad thing.

Full Review… | June 10, 2013
Eye for Film

As a showcase of Pryor's talent and influence, Omit the Logic is undeniably fun. It just feels a little slight given the massive cultural influence of its subject matter.

Full Review… | June 5, 2013

Audience Reviews for Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic


This is great. If you've ever seen a movie or standup with Richard Pryor, watch this. Unfortunately, you may need to have Showtime...

Leonard Ebert
Leonard Ebert

Fairly honest biopic which slowly peels back the layers of Pryor's insecurities and offer a peek at his early years. With several clips of interviews, performances, and reminiscences by friends.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

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