Life (1999)

Comedians Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence team up for a story that wouldn't appear to have many immediate humorous possibilities -- two men serving life sentences in prison for a crime they did not commit. Life opens in Harlem in 1932,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 16, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Entertaining if not over-the-top humor from a solid comic duo provides plenty of laughs.

Todd McCarthy

Lively, packed with colorful characters and spiked with outbursts of outrageous banter!

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Funny, sad, conventional, unpredictable -- just like the real thing!

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Não há atuação que resista a um roteiro fraco como o deste filme.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Life is a surprise that not only avoids typical trappings, but throws in a tinge of the bittersweet as well.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Face it folks: Eddie Murphy just ain't funny anymore.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast.

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Rob Gonsalves

Murphy and Lawrence never quite move beyond shtick.

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Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

Life is a frustrating experience, because every time it appears close to making a connection to its characters it falls back on a lame joke to reassure the viewers that they're still watching a comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Typical, if better-than-average, buddy movie about a pair of would-be bootleggers framed for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The stars carry the… More
A.D. Villarreal
It's humor is erratic and maybe a little too long but it's still a damn sight better than any of that Nutty Doolittle stuff. "Hey, girl! You… More
Directors Cat
Life is a much under rated comedy film. Something you wouldn't really expect from murphy and lawrence is a film as depressing as this is. Its well acted… More
Nani Vang
I thought it was a very interesting movie. I especially love the ending. =)
Spencer S.
It wasn't especially funny, or dramatic, and the entire angle on becoming the next Shawshank Redemption fell through entirely. The very poster is trying to… More
Candy Rose
Martin and Eddie are imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit. Funny love hate relationship between the pair.