Footage shot from over their shoulders reveals a sea of faces out of which individuals quickly emerge, as the comedians -- especially emcee Harvey -- enthrall and provoke audience members. full review
A consistently hilarious assemblage of highlights from the hit concert tour of the same name. full review
Seeing the film in a crowded theater is a lot more fun than watching it on TV would be, and the crappy, grainy look does create a sort of you-are-there immediacy. full review
You can almost feel the electric charge between the huge, packed auditorium in Charlotte, N.C., where the film was shot, and the four comic originals on stage. full review
Under Spike Lee's direction it's one of the liveliest concert films in years. full review
What comes out of these comedians' hearts hits the most powerful chord, and the audience wants more of it. full review
While that vulgarity eventually gets wearing, parts of their acts are so funny your cheeks hurt.
Boasts the highest laughs-per-minute ratio of any in this season's hilarity.
Ranks right up there with Pryor's Live on Sunset Strip, Eddie Murphy's Raw and Martin Lawrence's You So Crazy. full review
Live comedy ... is a singularly difficult experience to capture on film, but Lee's done his level best here.
Some of the humor on display in the movie is very funny, but much of it is offensive and demeaning. full review
Time and again, we're transported by the outpouring of liberating humor from four men who know the territory.
This often hilarious quartet use the foul-ups, aggravations and muddles of everyday life to produce more laughs than most movies you'll see this year.
Mac fires his comic salvos with the authoritative ease of a champion boxer.
These kings ... eventually walk off the stage without the viewer knowing any more about them than when the film began. full review
What makes the film an almost nonstop ride of hilarity is the poetry in each comedian's profanity.
Contains an honest handful of sly and hilarious moments. full review
All these men ... have their mirthful moments.