Eddie Murphy Raw


He's richer, fatter and less likely to swear, but Eddie Murphy can still be as funny as he was in the '80s. At least, if you compare the buddy belly-laughs of I-Spy with this inconsistently amusing concert movie. Yeah, yeah, writing this is comedy sacrilege... But watching this "faggot"-bashing, "bitch"-baiting 1987 NYC stand-up, well, let's just say nostalgia isn't what it used to be. The Brooklyn blabbermouth is a bundle of cocksure charisma, but the ire aimed at women, gays and Africans would make Bernard Manning proud.

He is funny, particularly in an audience-unsettling skit on the inevitability of infidelity; just know some jokes may leave a taste as icky as the appendage he wants you to suck on.

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: November 22nd 2004

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