Dolemite Is My Name ★★★½

Eddie Murphy makes a grand comeback as the struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore in Craig Brewer’s feel-good movie Dolemite is My Name. Think of this film as like The Disaster Artist but with more soul, and emotional intelligence. Dolemite is Murphy’s movie all throughout but the strength of his performance came from the sturdy work of the film’s supporting actors. It’s both delightful and absurd at the same time. Overall, Dolemite might feel a bit slight to be taken seriously, but its energy and positivity are infectious and enough to make an impact.

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