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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lively, packed with colorful characters and spiked with outbursts of outrageous banter!"
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Funny, sad, conventional, unpredictable -- just like the real thing!"
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Não há atuação que resista a um roteiro fraco como o deste filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"If you're looking for comedy nutrition here, you'll find yourself in stand-up anorexic hell."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"Formulaic, obvious and very slow!"
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Life is a surprise that not only avoids typical trappings, but throws in a tinge of the bittersweet as well."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Face it folks: Eddie Murphy just ain't funny anymore."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone deserve hard time for the tired, plodding shtick they concoct once the duo end up in prison stripes."
‑ Chris Grunden, Film Journal International
"Mostly lifeless because deep down, it's really about other movies."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Murphy and Lawrence never quite move beyond shtick."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"A failed, if somewhat noble experiment for the two foul-mouthed comedians."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"An unimaginative plot and a cast of unbelievably wholesome jailbirds."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"A maudlin, unfunny mess!"
‑ Matt Diehl, Citysearch
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