Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Despite the impression left by a series of public embarrassments, including a crazed (and armed) stroll in the middle of Ventura Boulevard, Martin Lawrence is… Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Despite the impression left by a series of public embarrassments, including a crazed (and armed) stroll in the middle of Ventura Boulevard, Martin Lawrence is…
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RUNTELDAT (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jan 07, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Martin Lawrence; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Despite the impression left by a series of public embarrassments, including a crazed (and armed) stroll in the middle of Ventura Boulevard, Martin Lawrence is not crazy. That's the good news to be gleaned from the beleaguered comedian's latest concert film/confessional. The bad news is that he's still not all that funny. At 36, Lawrence has mellowed since his eponymous sitcom and Def Comedy Jam days -- his youthful misogyny is largely replaced by equally offensive post-9/11 xenophobia -- but the bombast still far outweighs the wit, making for a film you probably won't runtel anybody about.

Originally posted Jan 10, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints