MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT

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Release Date: August 02, 2002

Starring: Martin Lawrence

Genre: Documentary/Comedy Concert
Movie

Audience: Older teenagers and
adults REVIEWER: Bruce
Donaldson The barrage of foul
language and crass sexual
imagery that MARTIN LAWRENCE
LIVE: RUNTELDAT throws at
viewers is not worth weeding
through for any nuggets of
truth Martin might be able to
drudge up in between. He
honors God with his lips, then
immediately, with those same
lips, spews words and imagery
that would make a prostitute
blush. Not only does this
concert movie contain more
than 500 obscenities,
profanities and vulgarities,
it also contains some explicit
sexual references. There is
also some discussion of his
former drug addiction that got
him into trouble with the law.
The theme of Martin Lawrence's
show is summed up in his own
words: "You are not promised
tomorrow. Ride this MF 'til
the wheels fall
off." RUNTELDAT is supposed to
be Martin's triumphant return
to the stage after surviving
bad drugs, bad decisions and
heat stroke. If he was as
grateful to God as he says he
is, he might try surrendering
his life to the God that
seems, in His sovereignty, to
have spared him. This is not a
video for family viewing, let
alone for anyone of good
conscience who is committed to
sanctifying themselves for
God's purposes. Please address
your comments to: Sherry
Lansing, Chairman Motion
Picture Group Paramount
Pictures A Paramount
Communications Company 5555
Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA
90038-3197 Phone: (323)
956-5000 Website:
www.paramount.com

Rating: R

Runtime: 113 minutes

Distributor: Paramount Pictures CONTENT:
(B, FR, LLL, SS, DD, M)
Tainted moral worldview with
antinomian streak where
stand-up comedian thanks God
for his ability to bring
people comedy, says he is
honestly blessed, tells people
to honor the elderly, promotes
disciplinary spanking over
"time-outs" that have "ruined
kids," says, "You are not
promised tomorrow. Be grateful
and ride this MF until the
wheels fall off," honors
Martin Luther King for his non
violent stance, talks of his
highly publicized rampage
while high on dope, tells of
his highly publicized fist
fight in a club, and then
after telling of his
self-destructive spree, he
blames the devil for trying to
kill him and gives God "glory"
for bringing him back, and
about the bad publicity after
the drugs and fight, he says
"I'm only human. If I get
crucified for being human, so
be it"; about 390 obscenities
(250 "f" words), four strong
profanities (GD), 32 curses,
and 141 Vulgarities (including
44 references to male and
female genitals); comedian
tells women he'll get back to
them based on the smell of the
panties he invites them to
throw on stage, says how tough
it is to have sex after his
wife had a baby, speaks of
having sexual relations with
woman who has unknowingly
started her period, talks of
masturbation and sexual
petting, and warns against
sadomasochistic sex, saying
"that is not making love"; no
alcohol; discussion of drugs;
and, miscellaneous immorality.

Director: David Raynr

Executive Producer:

Producer: David Gale II, Beth Hubbard,
Michael Hubbard, Loretha C.
Jones, Martin Lawrence, and
Van Toffler EXECUTIVE
PRODUCERS: Martin Lawrence,
Robert Lawrence III and Van
Toffler

Writer: Martin Lawrence

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Content:

(B, FR, LLL, SS, DD, M) Tainted moral worldview with antinomian streak where stand-up comedian thanks God for his ability to bring people comedy, says he is honestly blessed, tells people to honor the elderly, promotes disciplinary spanking over "time-outs" that have "ruined kids," says, "You are not promised tomorrow. Be grateful and ride this MF until the wheels fall off," honors Martin Luther King for his non violent stance, talks of his highly publicized rampage while high on dope, tells of his highly publicized fist fight in a club, and then after telling of his self-destructive spree, he blames the devil for trying to kill him and gives God "glory" for bringing him back, and about the bad publicity after the drugs and fight, he says "I'm only human. If I get crucified for being human, so be it"; about 390 obscenities (250 "f" words), four strong profanities (GD), 32 curses, and 141 Vulgarities (including 44 references to male and female genitals); comedian tells women he'll get back to them based on the smell of the panties he invites them to throw on stage, says how tough it is to have sex after his wife had a baby, speaks of having sexual relations with woman who has unknowingly started her period, talks of masturbation and sexual petting, and warns against sadomasochistic sex, saying "that is not making love"; no alcohol; discussion of drugs; and, miscellaneous immorality.

GENRE: Documentary/Comedy Concert Movie

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Summary:

The barrage of foul language and crass sexual imagery that MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT throws at you is not worth weeding through for any nuggets of truth Martin might be able to drudge up in between. This is not a video for family viewing, let alone for anyone of good conscience who is committed to sanctifying themselves for God's purposes.

Review:

The barrage of foul language and crass sexual imagery that MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT throws at viewers is not worth weeding through for any nuggets of truth Martin might be able to drudge up in between. He honors God with his lips, then immediately, with those same lips, spews words and imagery that would make a prostitute blush. Not only does this concert movie contain more than 500 obscenities, profanities and vulgarities, it also contains some explicit sexual references. There is also some discussion of his former drug addiction that got him into trouble with the law. The theme of Martin Lawrence's show is summed up in his own words: "You are not promised tomorrow. Ride this MF 'til the wheels fall off."

RUNTELDAT is supposed to be Martin's triumphant return to the stage after surviving bad drugs, bad decisions and heat stroke. If he was as grateful to God as he says he is, he might try surrendering his life to the God that seems, in His sovereignty, to have spared him.

This is not a video for family viewing, let alone for anyone of good conscience who is committed to sanctifying themselves for God's purposes.

Please address your comments to:

Sherry Lansing, Chairman

Motion Picture Group

Paramount Pictures

A Paramount Communications Company

5555 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197

Phone: (323) 956-5000

Website: www.paramount.com

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