Dolemite Is My Name

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Vulgar but hilarious comedy has a can-do attitude.

R 2019 118 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Chocked full of crude humor

Outright profane, has sex ,sex talk and graphic nudity. The some what verbally crude content doesn't make it a fully appreciated movie but has a good story behind all the very mature approach of it. Perfect for adults

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Too much swearing
age 17+

A delightful film that had me cheering for Dolemite!

An excellent film with a lot of heart. It is a fun and good time seeing Murphy's performance develop and grow. I found myself cheering for Dolemite, perhaps it helps that I remember the original films and their popularity, but Murphy's optimism is also infectious. Lady Reed is a delight and Snipes practically steals the film from Murphy. But it is the indomitable spirit of Black culture that rises in this film and offers the bounce and hope that makes this film such a delight.

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