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|Eddie Murphy Raw|
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III, Eyde Byrde
Director: Robert Townsend
Genres: Comedy, Television, African American Cinema
The record-setting number one concert film, EDDIE MURPHY: RAW shows Eddie Murphy doing what he does best: making people laugh. Filmed live at New York's Felt Forum, Murphy delights, shocks, and entertains with celebrity i... more »
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Samantha K. (entilzah) from OSCODA, MI
Reviewed on 9/18/2012...
I went to the theater to see this in 87 and it was great. I still love Delirious better but hey Eddie is the man!!
Beware lots of swearing but hey we have all heard it.
I showed this DVD to my 25 year old friend and sadly a lot of the material she was lost on due to her age.
But hey who can't love Eddie in those leather pants??
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Robert B. (cherkerulz) from VENICE, FL
Reviewed on 9/20/2008...
I found this DVD to be hilarious.For someone who is into comedy or just looking for a night of laughs this would be the DVD to have.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Stand-Up Comedy At Its' Best
Luis Hernandez | New York, New York, USA | 07/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the same tradition of raunchy stand up comedy kings such as Richard Pryor and Red Foxx, Eddie Murphy's comedy pokes fun at many groups and celebrities. Filmed at the height of Eddie's status as the world's biggest film star (while on contract with Paramount), "Raw" is an hour and a half of hysterical impersonations and skits. Written by comedy star/director Keenan Ivory Wayans ("Scary Movie"; "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka"; television's "In Living Color") and directed by Robert Townsend ("Meteor Man"; "Hollywood Shuffle"), Raw's highlights include Eddie's trip to San Francisco (where he is greeted at the aiport by flamboyant gay men), his trouble with women, and celebrity put downs.The most memorable skit in this film probably has to be Eddie's imaginary wedding to an African tribal woman who gets corrupted by American women upon her arrival to the U.S. "Unfoofoo" (his African wife's name) and Eddie's discussion of how he met her made me laugh out loud. Truly, only a comedy genius could have thought of such a funny skit.Although not a film for young kids due to its' use of foul language and discussion of sexual situations, the film showcased Murphy at his best, long before his string of family oriented films ("Dr. Doolittle" "Nutty Professor"). While there is a new king when it comes to raunchy comedy nowadays (Chris Rock) Eddie still remains one of the best. "Raw" is a showcase of great comedic writing and performance."
The guy from New Mexico doesn't know what he's talking about
Kirk R Mix | 08/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only does this guy not know anything about comedy, but obviously has no sense at all, since he agrees with Leonard Maltin. While I'll say that I liked "Delirious" more than "Raw," they are both utter classics. I can watch them a near infinate amount of times, or just listen to his 3 comedy cd's. New Mexico man says that all Raw is, is Eddie using the F-word a lot. Well, New Mexico, have you seen any comedy inthe last 30 years? all the comedians use the F-word too much. But the difference with "Raw" is that it is used in context, and it doesn't dampen the effect of the rest of the comedy. New Mexico man should consider going back and reviewing "Raw" and maybe trying to look around on Amazon auctions for a sense of humor"
One of the funniest things I have every watched
Kirk R Mix | Belmont, MA United States | 04/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've never seen this you should. Both Eddie Murphy Raw, and Delirious will keep you laughing the entire time. My wife and I have seen this on VHS at least 20 times, and would love to own it on DVD. I just wish he had done a few more recorded stand-up routines before he went into movies. Eddie Murphy has to rate in the Top Five funniest people to bless the comedy stage ever."