Dolemite Is My Name

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Cast

  • London Worthy
  • David M Sandoval Jr.

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Metacritic

63
Oct 23, 2019

After its promising first act, Craig Brewer’s film becomes a series of fleeting bits, allowing questions to pile up.

Metacritic review by Chuck Bowen
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
60
Sep 8, 2019

Odd, then, that [Brewer and Murphy's] Dolemite Is My Name is such a conventional-feeling biopic, one with its share of laughs and surprising anecdotes but little of the enduring strangeness that kept the 1975 Dolemite rattling around in our cultural memory

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
67
Sep 8, 2019

Unfolding like a slaphappy cross between “Baadasssss!” and “Bowfinger,” “Dolemite Is My Name” may not be quite as spirited or hilarious as any of its most obvious reference points, but its big-hearted buoyancy keeps it afloat, and the movie doesn’t slow down long enough for you to really care that it’s following a timeless formula.

David Ehrlich
IndieWire