Dolemite Is My Name ★★★★

Even without knowing absolutely nothing about Rudy Ray Moore going as far as never having heard his name before, Dolemite is My Name is a total blast. The film provides all the background you need to enjoy this wild ride. Structurally this is as basic as biopics get, but sharp writing, solid direction, and some outstanding performances (Da'Vine Joy Randolph!) push Dolemite is My Name into "must see" territory. It's clear from the start that this is a passion project for Eddie Murphy. His rousing peformance as a man who, while aware of his limitations, was unwavering in his believe in himself and wouldn't take no for an answer from the rat soup eating motherfuckers of the world, infects everything around him, making Dolemite is My Name as energizing and uplifting a movie experience as they can possibly be.

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