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  • Summary: When amateur comedian Lance (Rock) finds himself at heaven's door, he is convinced that there has been a mistake. Miraculously, he is right. He is given another chance -- but in another body. Ironically, Lance ultimately discovers his true self, falls in love and improves his comedy actWhen amateur comedian Lance (Rock) finds himself at heaven's door, he is convinced that there has been a mistake. Miraculously, he is right. He is given another chance -- but in another body. Ironically, Lance ultimately discovers his true self, falls in love and improves his comedy act in the process. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 28
  2. Negative: 13 out of 28
  1. When Rock finds his authentic swing as an actor as well as a comedian, he'll be, like, a movie god.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    A little too shipshape, too eager to please, not quite as anarchic as the best comedies.
  3. It's slight but likable, and diverting enough as light entertainment.
  4. 40
    Proving once again that no matter how many times you remake a film it's tough to top the original.
  5. 25
    An astonishingly bad movie, and the most astonishing thing about it comes in the credits: Written by Elaine May, Warren Beatty, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi and Louis CK. These are credits that deserve a place in the Writers Hall of Fame.
  6. For a comedy, there are precious few real laughs. Three to be exact.
  7. Penned by Rock and a handful of his pals, is such an utter disaster it seems to go out of its way to avoid comedy. It's the very definition of oxymoron: a crowd-pleaser that doesn't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

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