Martin Lawrence Live - Runteldat
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The no-holds-barred documentary-style footage -- spiced with rousing rap music, Martin Lawrence's own razor-sharp commentary and a glimpse of both his triumphs and setbacks -- is only the beginning. Next comes the blackout stage with only the Runteldat logo illuminated in the background and the sound of thousands of adoring fans shrieking and clapping in delight. And finally, as the anticipation mounts to a near-frenzied peak, the announcer booms: "Ladies and Gentleman....Martin Lawrence!"A spotlight hits center stage where the man of the hour stands behind a screen surrounded by… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Richard Pryor mined his personal horrors and came up with a treasure chest of material, but Lawrence gives us mostly fool's gold."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"You either find his jokes funny or you don't. But no one can mistake the ferocious energy of a performer for whom making people laugh has been not just a gift but a matter of survival."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The comedy here is for adults only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The bad boy Martin Lawrence that is the box office draw is much funnier than the toned down version seen in this film."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"Very little of the material is revelatory or digs very deeply into Lawrence's troubles."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Ranges from laugh-out-loud hilarious to wonder-what- time-it-is tedious."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"He's just so damn likeable, you can't help but laugh, even when his language is littered with four-letter words and his stories draw up images you might later wish you'd never imagined."
‑ Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star
"In English, means Run Tell That."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Comes off as a long, laborious whine, the bellyaching of a paranoid and unlikable man."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"And if you appreciate the one-sided theme to Lawrence's over-indulgent tirade, then knock yourself out and enjoy the big screen postcard that is a self-glorified Martin Lawrence lovefest. If you are willing to do this, then you so crazy!"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"An odd amalgam of kitschy, transparently manipulative sentiment, provocative subject matter, off-kilter perspective and some truly funny physical humor."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Those prone to indignation need not apply; those susceptible to blue hilarity, step right up."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Lawrence should stick to his day job. He's a better actor than a standup comedian."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"In his role of observer of the scene, Lawrence sounds whiny and defensive, as if his life-altering experiences made him bitter and less mature."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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