Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic


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Robin Williams as Himself
Chevy Chase as Himself
Gene Wilder as George / Skip Donahue
Mel Brooks as Himself
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Reviewed by NAHNCEE 4 / 10

Hard to Understand

This didn't include much information that I hadn't already heard elsewhere. It did have a little bit about his grandmother, and some interviews with ex-wives and girlfriends so it was vaguely interesting what his taste in females was. His bio's talk about Peoria and his father ... he never says too much about his mother. Did she die young? My main problem with it was the sound track -- *extremely* hard to make out what people were saying. I would not recommend it. Although it's interesting to reflect on the differences in race relations in 2015 and how blacks and whites do and do not interact now as opposed to when Richard was making everyone laugh.

Reviewed by MovieHoliks 8 / 10

Great Bio-Doc. About The Guy All Modern Day Comics Can Be Traced To...

I could've sworn I had already seen a documentary about the life and times of Richard Pryor, but a friend recommended this one to me, and judging by it's year of release (2013)- don't think I had already seen this one..?? Well, anyway, I saw this one off Showtime the other night, and it's a winner!

I would say all modern-day comedians can be traced back to Richard Pryor- Louis CK, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Steve Harvey, the ability he opened up to pretty much test all the boundaries of an audience, and WOW- did he test them! I'll occasionally go back and watch some of his live shows and think to myself- hmmm.... I really wonder if a comedian in the present day could get away with saying something like that-??

This movie goes into Pryor's life and upbringing, basically in a brothel where grandma was the madame, his dad was a pimp, and his mom was a ho!- talk about "Father Knows Best"!?? LOL Well, it sorta gives you an idea of where his roots shaped his sorta unconventional thinking for the time. The film also goes into his struggle with drugs, especially those incidents lived in the world-wide press. The first movies I remember seeing of his when I was a kid were "Stir Crazy", "The Toy", and "Bustin Loose"- where I recall him having a kinda weird, scaly skin texture. At the time I didn't know that was from his face being lit on fire from free basing cocaine!

Well, again, I'm sure there have been other docs. about this very important comedian, actor, all-around entertainer, but this one has got to rank up among the top. Thumbs up to a good film, and a life lived to it's very fullest!

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Reviewed by Niklas Pivic 5 / 10

Quite fair, but not comprehensive or fleshed-out

I love Richard Pryor. He overstepped so many boundaries, partly on what a comedian's role should be, and partly where matters of race and what intrinsical fun is. This documentary scratches a little on the surface, as is witnessed by reading some of the biographies on Pryor and by hearing his material that evolved massively and changed stand-up comedy forever, which is not really reflected here. Sure, we get to hear Dave Chappelle say "Richard Pryor is the greatest, full stop, end of story" but I wish there'd been more flesh here. It's good that the documentary doesn't flash too much of the drama here, e.g. Pryor setting himself on fire (for real) or his fight with Gene Wilder, but all in all, it's a fair documentary, rather than a comprehensive one.

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