Dolemite Is My Name

118 mins
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Eddie Murphy is real-life struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore who created the comic character of Dolemite - a cane wielding... More

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Dolemite Is My Name is available to stream in New... More Zealand now on Netflix.

Dolemite Is My Name | Ratings & Reviews

"Know this—when you sit down to watch Dolemite Is My Name, you’re going to spend the best part of two hours grinning at the screen. Like me, you might even exclaim multiple times “Eddie’s back!” (this part is optional). Whether or not you already know the story of Rudy Ray Moore’s emergence as raunchy comedy character Dolemite, and the release of the 1975 blaxploitation film of the same name, there’s so much to enjoy in this story celebrating one man’s creative tenacity—rivaling that of The Room/The Disaster Artist’s Tommy Wiseau (if not as uniquely deluded about his abilities)."


"Dolemite is a movie that gives us a lot to look back on, both historically and in the case of Murphy's long life in Hollywood - but I also think we still haven't seen the extent of what Murphy can do."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"Often quite fun, and it celebrates a spirit in which will-do perseveres even in an absence of can-do."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It has a loose, friendly, house-party vibe, and it's impossible not to have a good time watching the actors have a good time with one another."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Eddie Murphy's back - front-and-center and full force - in a comedy that pays tribute to the rude-crude-untamed humor of Rudy Ray Moore. Murphy is raw again and I'm delirious."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"It's a heartfelt, funny, satisfying film."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Eddie Murphy is the best he has been in years (at least since Dreamgirls), playing the comedian and blaxploitation star Rudy Ray Moore in this affectionate, funny, but soft-focus biopic (no warts, no all)."

The TimesThe Times

"A joy to watch from start to finish, further boosted by a ripping support cast led by Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock and Snoop Dogg."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"A great time and a good laugh... and if nothing else, Dolemite... is a worthwhile venture if it helps return Eddie Murphy to greatness."


"Murphy brings the spirit of Blaxploitation underdog Rudy Ray Moore to life, with tell-it-like-it-is radiance. His timing is, as always, cobra-strike precise..."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"This riotous, poignant and uplifting true story couldn't have been told half as well without the singular magnetism and intensity of Eddie Murphy at its heart."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Murphy's ebullient co-star underlines one of Dolemite Is My Name's subtler points: Sometimes, betting on yourself inspires others to believe in themselves, too."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

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