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Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

The comedy here is for adults only.

Movie R 2002 103 minutes
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Martin Lawrence is undeniably gifted, and always shines even when his material doesn't; happily, he's better off here than in some of his recent movies. In this one, he just gets a chance to make us laugh rather than having to worry about a plot. The movie title comes from his life being a topic for public discussion and speculation ("Guess what Martin just did, run n' tell dat") and he doesn't hesitate to tell his side of the story. His language, as well as his takes on sex and race, are filthier than all four comics in The Original Kings of Comedy but he's always likeable and relatively unegotistical, making this film a real treat for fans of stand-up comedy.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 2, 2002
  • On DVD or streaming: January 7, 2003
  • Cast: Dayna Devon , Martin Lawrence , Nancy O'Dell
  • Director: David Raynr
  • Inclusion Information: Black directors, Black actors
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 103 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive language and very explicit sexual references
  • Last updated: May 17, 2023

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