Life (1999)

In this film, bootleggers Ray Gibson and Claude Banks are arrested by a sheriff in Mississippi and framed for murder. Soon the two men are inmates in a Southern work camp, where they spend the next 55 years learning to get along with the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Consensus: Entertaining if not over-the-top humor from a solid comic duo provides plenty of laughs.

Todd McCarthy

Lively, packed with colorful characters and spiked with outbursts of outrageous banter!

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Funny, sad, conventional, unpredictable -- just like the real thing!

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Não há atuação que resista a um roteiro fraco como o deste filme.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Life is a surprise that not only avoids typical trappings, but throws in a tinge of the bittersweet as well.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Face it folks: Eddie Murphy just ain't funny anymore.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast.

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Rob Gonsalves

Murphy and Lawrence never quite move beyond shtick.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A failed, if somewhat noble experiment for the two foul-mouthed comedians.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
Life is a much under rated comedy film. Something you wouldn't really expect from murphy and lawrence is a film as depressing as this is. Its well acted… More
Nani Vang
I thought it was a very interesting movie. I especially love the ending. =)
Spencer S.
It wasn't especially funny, or dramatic, and the entire angle on becoming the next Shawshank Redemption fell through entirely. The very poster is trying to… More
Candy Rose
Martin and Eddie are imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit. Funny love hate relationship between the pair.
A.D. Villarreal
It's humor is erratic and maybe a little too long but it's still a damn sight better than any of that Nutty Doolittle stuff. "Hey, girl! You… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are framed for murder and spend the rest of their lives in jail. The end. Nope, not quite - they have some funny and touching… More