Entertainment Weekly - 10/22/1999
"...[The stars'] rapport is the very soul of LIFE....It may be Lawrence's [best film]..."
New York Times - 04/16/1999
"...Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Murphy are an entertaining team..."
Box Office - 06/01/1999
"...LIFE is a well-written, beautifully cast and very funny buddy movie that perfectly matches the talents of its two leads..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/16/1999
"...The movie is ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast..."
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence team up for a prison comedy underlined by serious social commentary. Rayford Gibson (Murphy), an opportunistic con man, and Claude Banks (Lawrence), an ambitious bank teller, are complete opposites who cross paths in 1930s Harlem. In order to pay off their debts to a local crime lord, the mismatched pair travel into the Deep South on a moonshine delivery only to be framed for murder by a racist Southern cop. Sentenced to life in a Mississippi state prison, the bickering duo spend the next 60 years trading barbs and planning their escape, at the same time forming an unlikely but touching friendship.