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May 4, 2016
Richard Pryor replied to mel brooks sure lets meet for breakfast...ill see you at it
June 21, 2015
anything about Pryor is going to be great, but this didn't really offer anything new and seemed to concentrate on his failures rather than his successes.
½ June 16, 2015
so much stuff I never knew. Crazy stories.
½ April 16, 2015
What a massive downer of a film.
March 7, 2015
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic is a documentary about the legendary stand-up comedian and actor. Documentarian Marina Zenovich produced the documentary in 2013 and it premiered on Showtime in July of that year. Using archival footage and audio, we're treated to a great number of comedians and people in the entertainment industry, as well as some of Richard Pryor's closest friends and family, to get to the truth of Pryor and his station in life. Any fan of stand-up comedy should know who Richard Pryor is by this point. He was a man who challenged racism in the entertainment community, breaking through barriers to come out on top as one of the three most admired and celebrated comedians in history alongside Lenny Bruce and George Carlin. His off-stage lifestyle became somewhat of a legend, often making its way into his stand-up routine. Most documentaries about Pryor focus mostly on his career and his comedy, and while this one certainly does that, it tends to lean more towards his personal life, which makes it a more heartfelt and interesting documentary than the others. All of the interviewees have great stories, opinions, and anecdotes to share. Omit the Logic reminds us that Pryor was a tough comedian and that his comedy continues to live on today.
March 3, 2015
A whipcrack tour through the Pryor's life showing the rise and terrible fall of one of comedy's greats
February 28, 2015
They didn't pull a single punch... damn.
February 9, 2015
Meandering vox-pop .
June 17, 2014
Despite Richard Pryor is an American symbol of comedy and vindication of civil and afroamerican rights, this a documetary about human kind itself. The story of Richard Pryor is a good journey through the soul of an extraordinary talent. Maybe the work of Marina Zenovich doesn't have the soul that you can wait to see in a work of Pryor.
½ May 22, 2014
Very well done documentary on the controversial comedian.
April 25, 2014
A worthy documentary of one of the greatest comedic minds of all time.
½ February 9, 2014
Has left an effect with me since first viewing it at the Tribeca Film Festival..Very infectious documentary with a few things I didn't know until now. Very well done!
½ December 3, 2013
A good documentary about the influential comic's life and career. At times a very difficult and troubled life that he always used to the benefit of his stand up act. The old stand up footage is great and the exploration of his early life and family is pretty astonishing.
½ November 24, 2013
This is great. If you've ever seen a movie or standup with Richard Pryor, watch this. Unfortunately, you may need to have Showtime...
½ October 11, 2013
OMIT THE LOGIC shows Pryor at his hilarious best and his damnable worst. An influence to many, if not all, black comedians (as Damon Wayans notes, "If you didn't steal nothin' from Richard, you probably ain't that funny anyway"), the controversial firebrand Pryor started as a clean-cut establishment kid in the
early '60s, trying to be Cosby. He made it to Vegas that way. And then one night, he just started swearing onstage - and got fired. From that night, he became Richard Pryor: if he couldn't do it his way, he warn't gonna do it at all. I'm not going to say anything more, watch the documentary it's really interesting. 7/10
September 20, 2013
Very interesting documentary about the life and career of Richard Pryor. Worth watching.
½ September 5, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
Basic documentary about Richard Pryor. I wish there had been more clips.
½ August 11, 2013
This was a very informative look into the life and career of a great comedian, Richard Pryor.
I learned a lot about Pryor that I wasn't aware of, like how many wives he had, that he really did set himself on fire and that he had a tv show.
There was a lot of clips of interviews he did and his stand up segments. A lot of famous people and Pryor's friends and family talk about his ups and downs in life and in the industry.
The thing I always find interesting is that they talked about how much coke he was doing in the 70's and 80's like it was a surprise that someone with money could do that much coke, but it was a common thing for a lot of actors during that time period.
August 11, 2013
Richard Pryor: "To bring joy, that's how I'd like to be remembered."
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