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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III, Eyde Byrde
Director: Robert Townsend
Genres: Comedy
R     2009     1hr 33min

Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 02/03/2009 Run time: 90 minutes Rating: R


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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III, Eyde Byrde
Director: Robert Townsend
Creators: Eddie Murphy, Jeffrey Chernov, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Richard Tienken, Robert D. Wachs
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Stand-Up, Eddie Murphy
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1987
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

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."
I gotta joke to tell. Once there was a lion, & a monkey...
Kirk R Mix | 01/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been watching RAW for years now & if it's possible, it just gets FUNNIER & FUNNIER! There once was a time when I could recite it from beginning to end. Like it's been said, it's got MAJOR potty-mouth going on, but with Eddie, you know that already, right? If I had to have a favorite part, I think it'd have to be 'Momma's green pepper burger' ("There ain't no green pepper in McDonalds!" "What you need eggs for?") Please for the love of Pete, if you haven't seen this already (which I absolutely CANNOT believe) it is a definite must...OH YEAH, WHY IS THIS NOT OUT ON DVD YET!?!?!?!? Get with it people!"