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Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    40

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The comedian's braggadocio here is more wearying than that of the most self-absorbed rapper. And worse, it comes at the expense of humor.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    He's endearing and affable when finding humor and even introspective life lessons after arrests, drug use and a near-death experience.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lawrence makes you believe in the character you're watching. He does an amazing little piece of acting.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    If it proves nothing else, this movie establishes that it is impossible for a film to get the NC-17 rating from the MPAA for language alone. This takes the trophy for dirty talk, and I've seen the docs by Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Andrew Dice Clay.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

The comedy here is for adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film has more coarse language than anything else you are likely to see all year, and anyone who has been offended by his previous acts, from "You So Crazy!" to "Def Comedy Jam," should skip this one. He avoids being sexist or racist himself, and addresses both topics extensively. Interestingly, his only references to drugs and alcohol are commenting on what an ass he made of himself when he had too much of either.

  • Families can talk about the risks and rewards of working as hard as Lawrence does (he talks about stand-up being one of the hardest things anyone can do) and getting as far as he has if that means embarrassing oneself with substance abuse and having his private life in the public eye.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false4

    Sex: Lots of sexual humor.

  • language false5

    Language: Extremely strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Never encouraged, but a theme of his stand-up nonetheless

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