Eddie Murphy Raw
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

Filmed in front of a packed New York City crowd, the concert film Eddie Murphy: Raw presents the comedian (near the height of his popularity) performing his standup material. The energetic and often extremely raunchy set begins with a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 18, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score
80%
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User Score
85%



Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's impossible to deny the virtuosity of his non-stop delivery, but the relentless macho onslaught sadly lacks the saving grace of Richard Pryor's self-irony.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

The comedian proves himself -- again -- as an unfailing mimic with astounding energy.

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Fred Topel
About.com

A funny comedy bit

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Murphy is clearly proud of his prejudices. Nonetheless, this feature-length concert film is hilarious, putting Mr. Murphy on a par with Mr. Pryor at his best.

Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters

Murphy approaches the storytelling skills of Pryor and Cosby, mixed with a sketch comedian's gonzo willingness to take a joke to its surreal extremes.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Made me laugh until my jaw literally hurt.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

[Murphy's] material, which trades on racial and sexual stereotypes even as it skewers them, may be offensive to some, but for others he remains a hell of a good yuck.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Onde foi parar este Eddie Murphy hilário e dono de um senso de humor ácido e brilhante? Como ele pôde virar o astro de Mansão Mal-Assombrada e A Creche do Papai?

Film4

Proof that Murphy isn't just a big name movie star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Eddie Murphy: I'm sadistic. I go to the supermarkets to watch mothers lose it and beat the shit out of their kids.  "Catch him in the act. Uncensored… More
danny d
i love his movie but this was just too over the top. his stand up is too offensive for my taste.
Tim Salmons
I miss this Eddie Murphy.
Cindy I
I saw this live in concert back in the 80's. It was considered outrageous then. Probably wouldn't be such a big deal now.
Chris Weber
Extremely vulgar (it holds the record for most f-bombs in a film from the 1980's), but extremely hilarious, insightful, and entertaining as well. I miss… More
Jason Spencer
This was Eddie in his prime.

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