Dolemite Is My Name

    Dolemite Is My Name


    The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

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    • Eddie MurphyRudy Ray Moore
    • Wesley SnipesD’Urville Martin
    • Da'Vine Joy RandolphLady Reed
    • Keegan-Michael KeyJerry Jones
    • Mike EppsJimmy Lynch
    • Craig RobinsonBen Taylor
    • Tituss BurgessTheodore Toney
    • Kodi Smit-McPheeNick von Sternberg
    • Snoop DoggRoj
    • Ron Cephas JonesRico


    • 83

      The Playlist

      In playing a man who was so clearly among his comic ancestors and influences, we see, for the first time in a long time, Murphy’s sheer joy of performance, the thing that made his early work in films like “48 HRS.” and “Beverly Hills Cop” so electrifying.
    • 83


      A celebration of Rudy Ray Moore, the creative process, and black creativity, Dolemite Is My Name is an absolute joy to watch.
    • 80


      A total motherf—kin’ blast. ... You might have to go all the way back to the ’80s to find a Murphy performance driven by this much pleasurable funky verve.
    • 75

      The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

      Essential to the film’s success is Murphy, clearly having his best time in a long time as Moore, who adopted a flashy pimp-esque persona that would eventually take the blaxploitation landscape by storm.
    • 70

      Screen Daily

      An enjoyable star vehicle that provides the beloved comic with one of his most substantial roles.
    • 70


      In spite of the adult material, it’s a genuinely affecting underdog story, and a rallying cry to anyone who has ever dreamed big. Most of all, Dolemite is a heartfelt tribute to a genuine auteur who spent his life spreading laughter and joy, and who made movie magic by always staying true to himself.
    • 67


      Unfolding like a slaphappy cross between “Baadasssss!” and “Bowfinger,” “Dolemite Is My Name” may not be quite as spirited or hilarious as any of its most obvious reference points, but its big-hearted buoyancy keeps it afloat, and the movie doesn’t slow down long enough for you to really care that it’s following a timeless formula.
    • 60

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Odd, then, that [Brewer and Murphy's] Dolemite Is My Name is such a conventional-feeling biopic, one with its share of laughs and surprising anecdotes but little of the enduring strangeness that kept the 1975 Dolemite rattling around in our cultural memory

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