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7.6

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Oct 16, 2010
    10
    I was surprised when I found out it was a comedy. Although it includes comic elements, I found it fairly moving. The viewer is taken on a real journey with the characters.
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
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  1. If it's difficult to find straight laughs in a colorblind prison movie (It's difficult enough to find a colorblind prison movie), finding straight laughs in a black one is almost impossible.
  2. The result is a movie that's both odd and mediocre: not as bad as doing hard time, but not a particularly good time, either.
  3. Life desperately wants to let Murphy and Lawrence be actors, but it can't imagine them as anything more than rowdy showmen. That's a kind of prison as well.