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Chris Rock – Kill The Messenger (HBO DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Concert: B-



One of the reasons that Chris Rock continues to be one of the top stand-up comics is because he thinks through his act and Kill The Messenger (2008) has him in pre-“Obama gets elected” as he does the same exact routine in London, New York and South Africa.  The final result edited here just shows the variance in audience reactions and that mixes up the viewing very nicely to his advantage.


What is impressive is that he has the same high energy in all the concerts, only gets more fired up as he goes along and the audience itself becomes more and more fired up.  I really liked the shows, he actually tells jokes that are funny, remains one of the boldest of all stand up comedy acts and after watching this, I can say he is only getting better.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is petty good throughout and overt the three shoots, though detail can vary.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo does not have much in Pro Logic surrounds in any case, but all are nicely recorded concerts.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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