Dolemite Is My Name ★★★½

Although it doesn't really cover much new ground thematically, Dolemite is My Name is a very enjoyable look at the entertainment industry that held my attention more than expected. Eddie Murphy's performance is incredibly charismatic and he anchors every scene he's in. The supporting cast is alright too but Murphy is the one who really shines. The script is often cliched and cheesy but it's filled with so much heart that I didn't mind much. The direction and technical aspects aren't amazing but the film has such wholesome energy throughout that it’s difficult not to root for Rudy Ray Moore on his path to stardom. More entertaining than expected.

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