Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

Popular African-American comedian Jo Jo Dancer is severely burned while free-basing cocaine. Producer/director/writer Richard Pryor insists that the movie is not autobiographical. While hovering between life and death, Dancer flashes back… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 1986
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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Jeremy Heilman
Apollo Guide

If it hadn't been directed by its subject, it would have been a great disservice. As such, it's just a major disappointment.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Completely forgettable

Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

The sorrow is real, the pity is palpable - but Richard Pryor should have let someone else film his life story.