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  • Series Premiere Date: May 31, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Image
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75

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  • Summary: In director Marina Zenovich's documentary, interviews with Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones as well as rare clips recall the life and work of comedian Richard Pryor.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, News/Documentary, Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    May 30, 2013
    91
    The result is a compelling portrait of a man who was, in every sense, incendiary.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    May 30, 2013
    80
    In general, the dialogue she [director Marina Zenovich] creates between her interviewees and the comedian’s own words and routines, seen in extended excerpts, makes for a highly fascinating exchange that shortchanges no one, least of all the outspoken Pryor himself.
  3. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    May 31, 2013
    80
    An informative and haunting new Showtime documentary about the legendary comedian-actor-writer
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 31, 2013
    80
    An unsparing and sobering documentary by Marina Zenovich.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 31, 2013
    80
    [An] enlightening biographical documentary.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 30, 2013
    70
    Enjoyable but hardly revealing for longtime fans, the doc provides a reasonable introduction for younger audiences.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    May 31, 2013
    58
    None of which is new, all of which is interesting. But looking at any one aspect of his life--his marriages, a single concert, his childhood, one incident--in depth might have provided more insight than this typical overview.

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