Life Review

Rather lukewarm for balls-out Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence comedy, Life tells the story of two 1930s black men wrongly sentenced to life in prison for murder. That's just brimming with comedy potential, no? Well, Life isn't so sweet, as Murphy and Lawrence spend much of the movie trading insults and slapfighting like children. It isn't until they become old men and we reach present day that the characters are very likable. In other words: This is not Shawshank.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 108 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th April 1999

Box Office Worldwide: $73.3M

Budget: $80M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 27 Rotten: 27

IMDB: 6.6 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Rayford Gibson, as Claude Banks, as Willie Long, as Sergeant Dillard, as Jangle Leg, Michael Taliferro as Goldmouth, as Cookie, as Pokerface, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. as Biscuit, as Can't Get Right, Lisa Nicole Carson as Sylvia, as Daisy