Dolemite Is My Name

This film is a classic example of why a score at Rotten Tomatoes isn’t the be-all and end-all.  After all, the ratings at RT are essentially reviews that are considered to be positive.  There is no doubt that it is a decent film.  The story is based on a true story and Eddie Murphy and cast are great.  That said… the movie is just ok and I think that’s why it didn’t generate any more buzz than it did.

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Movie title: Dolemite Is My Name

Movie description: The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Date published: 2019-12-26

Director(s): Craig Brewer

Actor(s): Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, T.I., Luenell, Tasha Smith, Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, Aleksandar Filimonović, Ivo Nandi, Michael Peter Bolus, Kazy Tauginas, B.J. Bingham, Claude Phillips, Arthur Fuller, Jill Savel, Baker Chase Powell, Henry Monfries, John Michael Herndon, Jernard Burks, Monique StaTeena, Joshua Weinstein, Allen Rueckert, Gerald Downey, Bernadine Durham, Bobby Milhouse, Lamar Edwards, Carlos McSwain, Brandon Owens, Chucc Hamilton, James Ford III, Johnny Britt, Wendell Kelly, Amy Keys, Maiya Sykes, Nayanna Holley, Edward Rudell Johnson, John Fluker, Lamar Usher, Akono Dixon, Milan Carter, deMann, Kezii Curtis, Krystian Alexander Lyttle, Sade E. Moore, Chelsea Gilson, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Toni Duclottni, Garland Whitt, Cole McKay, Saudia Rashed, Dale Gibson, Phil Abrams, Quartay Denaya, Bobby Rush, James Cornelison, Lyndon Rochelle, Edwin Livingston, Damon Wilson, Jimmie Kirkpatrick, Gina Lohman, Nikol Davis, Bubba Ganter, Alfonso Christian Lover, Dorothy Schock, Demetrius Hodges, Eric Reed, Brandon Stewart, Budda Foster, Robert Amerson, Yena Kim, Taylor Ellington, Megan McEwen, Matthew Jablonsky, Justin Campbell, Sidney Hopson, Catrina Gaston, Erik Kilpatrick, Myles Williamson, Rob Smith, David B. Lyons, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Leonel Claude, Aaron Craven, Li Eubanks, Denise Milfort, Jamaal Lewis, Bob Odenkirk, A.J. Tannen

Genre: Drama, Comedy, History

My Review

This film is a classic example of why a score at Rotten Tomatoes isn’t the be-all and end-all.  After all, the ratings at RT are essentially reviews that are considered to be positive.  There is no doubt that it is a decent film.  The story is based on a true story and Eddie Murphy and cast are great.  That said… the movie is just ok and I think that’s why it didn’t generate any more buzz than it did.

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