Dolemite Is My Name ★★★½

Eddie Murphy is fucking back! Seeing him star in an original, bold film depicting a genuine character is what I like to see. Add in Wesley Snipes and Da'Vine Joy Rudolph, who both steal the show, make a fantastic cast giving dynamic and hilarious performances. The setup to the action of the plot is a bit strenuous, and the film doesn't pick up until the filming of Dolemite begins. Other than that, the second half plays as an Ed Wood B-Movie blaxploitation experience that features one of the raunchiest filmmakers ever Rudy Ray Moore and the production behind the infamous Dolemite movie. Murphy captures the essence of this entrepreneurial spirit and desperate struggle to be recognized.

One of my favorite Murphy films and performances that hopefully marks the start of whole new era.

Rating: 84

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