One of comedian Richard Pryor's live performances (at the Sunset Strip, obviously) caught on film. Pryor talks about most of his standard subjects, including rascism and the differences ... See full summary »
The controversial bad-boy of comedy delivers a piercing look at his life, lifting the metaphorical smokescreen that he feels has clouded the public view, commenting on everything from the dangers of smoking to the trials of relationships, and unleashing a nonstop litany of raucous anecdotes, stinging social commentary and very personal reflections about life. Written by
I like Martin as an actor. He has the ability to be funny. But what was he thinking about when he made this nonsense? I laughed mabye 3 times during this embarrassing performance. Martin seemed to be saying whatever came to his mind as he went, no type of flow. I have no problem with the profanity because when used right, it adds to the humor. But using "M*\_}rF_=*r" every other word doesn't take away from the fact that the material is weak. Then he also started with the "Let's give it up to the ladies" routine to try to gain support for his tired performance. And what was up with the slow pace? Bad enough the gag he's telling isn't funny, but now he want's to drag it out, as if he's waiting for more laughs. I had alot of high expectations for this movie. I was expecting to laugh, not wince. If Martin wanted to answer the critics, he shouldn't have 'wrapped' it up in a movie marketed as a Comedy, and have his fans pay the price. I give this movie NO STARS. Next time I hope he leaves the old, old routines at home and hope he actually practices before he performs.
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