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Year
1975
Runtime
90 min.
Director
D'Urville Martin
Genres
Action, Crime, Comedy
Rating *
6.0
Votes *
1,973
Checks
771
Favs
19
Dislikes
25
Favs/checks
2.5% (1:41)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    After seeing Dolemite Is My Name, I had to see the original Dolemite movie for myself. I really wish Rudy Ray Moore's enthusiasm was more present on screen, I really do. He gives a kind of non-performance that sinks many of his scenes (not that there are too many able actors in the thing). There are also bits we see filmed in "Is My Name" that don't appear to be in the movie. Digging into it, they ARE from later films. I think I won't be the only one disappointed. But that's not really Dolemite (1975)'s fault. Except it would be much better if it pushed the comedy like those missing scenes do. As is, it's an absurd mish-mash of exploitation tropes, and is unintentionally amusing (or possibly full-on funny, but I think you'd have to see it with other people), no more. Moore gets to do his famous monologues in two places, so we get a feeling for what he's comfortable doing (and more of a twinkle). Both times, they are padding, and in one instance, it looks like he was actually accosted by fans on the street and they kept filming as he did their thing for them. Not the case or the Internet would be all over it, but it still looks accidental. A cultural artifact that's certainly more watchable than less inept movies, but it's still inept at all levels of production. 4 years 5 months ago
  2. krystalvon's avatar

    krystalvon

    YOU RAT SOUP EATING MOTHAFUCKA 11 years ago
  3. nbats's avatar

    nbats

    https://youtu.be/bkIzwKlSU04 7 months 2 weeks ago
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