Tag Archives: Martin Lawrence

Blue Streak - * * 1/2*

Blue Streak is the merging of two movie staples: the buddy cop movie and the mistaken identity farce. A showcase for Martin Lawrence, the movie wisely keeps him under control. He’s allowed to be humorous and edgy without going over … Continue reading

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Life - * *

The pairing seems ideal. Putting Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence together sounds like a perfect comedy teaming. Toss in a high-concept gimmick and plenty of old age makeup and you get Life, a bland movie that may not be a … Continue reading

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Nothing to Lose - * 1/2*

Nothing to Lose is the prime example of what happens when a formula comedy runs out of gas. Absolutely nothing. No humor. No entertainment. The film just doesn’t go anywhere. Tim Robbins is Nick Beam, an advertising executive who seems … Continue reading

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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate - *

Martin Lawrence directed, produced, wrote and starred in this limp rehash of Fatal Attraction. Lawrence plays Darnell, a ladies man who strives to own a piece of Chocolate City, the nightclub where he works. He’ll do anything to charm the … Continue reading

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Bad Boys - * * *

Surprisingly enjoyable action comedy. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are cops (and no, neither one is just a few days from retirement). Lawrence is a married family man, while Smith plays the laid-back womanizer. When confiscated drugs are stolen from … Continue reading

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