Reviewed bysunriseinyoureyesVote: 9/10/10
Chris Tucker is clearly a naturally funny dude. It's obvious that helives his humor, and that his performances are, in large, him justcontinuing to live that humor but in front of an audience.
In this live show he gives us half a lifetime of stories, many from hisapparently humble beginnings (i.e. growing up in a Black Americanfamily), and many from his post- stardom high-profile experiences (e.g.select highlights from his friendships with Michael Jackson and BillClinton). The variety of subjects covered in this 90 minute special wasincredible and kept the show fresh and unpredictable. There is a laughsomewhere for everyone.
In all, Tucker was having fun on stage and it showed. His animation,expressiveness, and flare permeated the entire set. He not only toldhis stories; he performed them with theater-like intensity. Watchinghim in his zone is an immersive experience, as you're made to feel likeyou're right there with him in whatever moment he's recalling.
Reviewed byalex wolfmanVote: 7/10/10
He has put himself in good roles through the years with films like theRush Hour franchise, Fifth Element and more recently with SilverLinings Playbook but I believe that comedian Chris Tucker is really anunderused actor. He is a guy who made a name for himself in the late90's and who appears in Hollywood films every so often. I won't say hiscomedic style or humor is new because it's not. It has a Eddie Murphyvibe to it and is also like comedic talent Kevin Hart. Now in 2015 andwhen Chris Tucker feels like "old news", it's more than an odd feelingto see that Netflix has put out a live comedy film from him calledChris Tucker Live.
Produced by Tucker himself and directed by Phil Joanou, Chris Tuckergives us a pretty basic comedy show about the topics of life issuesincluding parenting and dating, Michael Jackson and what's it's likehaving a religious mother in his childhood.
I have never been much to sit through a comedy show movie due to a lackof interest level and my attention span is not the best when I am onlywatching one guy alone. This TV-movie though never drags nor do we wantit to end. With a running time of an hour and half, it is perfectly setup to not run long for it's audience. It is a film that makes you wantto just have more of Chris Tucker.
To fully appreciate this comedy special, it really basically comes downto how much you like Chris Tucker. His jokes are simple but you findyourself laughing out loud. It is not really memorable in any way andreally you wonder why this was put on Netflix or a TV-movie as it'slabeled. Really though it's hard not to like Chris Tucker. He is aquality guy who seems like he comes from a good family. It's nice tolisten to his inspirations and really he comes off a good role model.
Chris Tucker Live is basically a comedy special made for someone likeme who hasn't seen most Chris Tucker films and now will want to visitthem for the first time or for his die-hard fans. It is nothing towatch again but it works perfectly as a Netflix film.
Reviewed byAboood165 .Vote: 3/10/10
i'm a big Tucker fan, and i really wanted to like this but man, it wasbad. There was some funny jokes here and there but overall it was adisaster. and the fact that it was 90 minutes long didn't help either.
plus some of his bits were from Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence andothers. and him dragging every f@cking joke was just reallycringe-worthy.
i really felt bad for him, even the crowd was bored. i think if thiswas a 30 minutes special it would've been way better, specially sincethere will be no time for him to drag and explain every goddamn joke.
i was really excited and looking forward for his comeback, but this wasdisappointing. i only gave it 3 Stars because it's Chris Tucker, if itwas someone else i would probably give it 1- 2 Stars.
P.S. He confirmed that there will not be another Friday, which at firstbummed me out, but after watching the whole special i was glad causethat would've destroyed his legacy.
i hate to say it, but i think he lost it. hope i'm wrong tho.
In this Netflix special, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time.