Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic
Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic (2013)

A biography of the pioneering comedian Richard Pryor that features interviews with family members who describe his often difficult life as well as sit-downs with modern-day comics who explain the influence Pryor's unique style had on… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 2, 2015
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Hale
New York Times

The film's inevitable compressions, made worse by the amount of empty, self-congratulatory celebrity blathering, mean that every Pryor fan will have omissions to complain about.

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Brian Tallerico

As a showcase of Pryor's talent and influence, Omit the Logic is undeniably fun. It just feels a little slight given the massive cultural influence of its subject matter.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Zenovich has assembled better-than-usual talking heads, all sympathetic even when dishing the worst bad behavior.

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Gabe Toro
The Playlist can forgive "Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic" from not delivering on several levels. Maybe ninety minutes just isn't enough time to cover the multi-faceted career of the legendary funnyman.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This may be a jet-ski ride over Pryor's life rather than a deep-sea dive but it offers a firm celebration that's likely to encourage those who have watched it to seek out more material from the man himself - and that can never be a bad thing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
This is an interesting talking heads documentary, with rare footage and TV appearances I've never seen before which dispels a few misconceptions and… More