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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Comedy Classic
This really is a fantastic film- Wilder and Pryor at the comedic best. The film is one of those rare gems which gets better every time you watch it. It's full of eminently quotable lines and is definitely one to watch wih the lads.
To say more would be pointless- you can't get a flavour of this film until you watch it. Suffice to say that this is the best film either...
Published on 2 Oct 2002 by DarkAvenger

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3.0 out of 5 stars Still Good but a bit dated...
Bought this remembering how much I enjoyed it back in the day. Still funny but showing its age a bit, however still worth a watch...
Published 12 months ago by Charlie Peake


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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Comedy Classic, 2 Oct 2002
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (1980) (DVD)
This really is a fantastic film- Wilder and Pryor at the comedic best. The film is one of those rare gems which gets better every time you watch it. It's full of eminently quotable lines and is definitely one to watch wih the lads.
To say more would be pointless- you can't get a flavour of this film until you watch it. Suffice to say that this is the best film either Wilder or Pryor ever made, either together or separately.
Buy it now!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Stir Crazy" What a cracker., 10 Aug 2000
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is one of the funniest movies ever, classic comedy with Pryor and Wilder at their best. This films is a barrel of laughs, and it contains the best dialogue ever. At this cheap price, if you have not seen it, you must buy it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great classic, 27 Sep 2006
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sean paul mccann "mccanns23" (ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (1980) (DVD)
Stir Crazy is a 1980 film directed by sidney poitier which stars the late great richard pryor and the wacky gene wilder as two down on their luck mishaps who are wrongly accused of bank robbery and sent to a whopping 125 years each in a prison.

The film is mad in style and clearly very funny,the on screen chemistry between the two leading actors is again immaculate and they both bring their strengths to the table.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The magic of Pryor and Wilder, 18 Dec 2007
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S J Buck (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (1980) (DVD)
Stir Crazy is the best of the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor movies. Having recently re-watched it I had forgotten just how funny it was. There are a number of brilliantly realised scenes, particularly in the prison, which for those who remember it from years ago will bring back very happy memories and for the younger generation will introduce you to the best movie comedy double act of the 1970's and 1980's. The highlight of the film is undoubtably Skip (Wilder) and Harry (Pryor) being led to their cell in the prison. Both are acting tough, cool and way over the top and both are hilarious.

Interestingly the two main stars were poles apart in their approach to comedy. Richard Pryor was (sadly deceased in 2005) primarily a brilliant stand-up comedian, whereas Gene Wilder is a brilliant comic actor. The combination of the two reached its peak with this sparkling comedy. The film is directed by Sidney Poiter, and aside from the scenes after the prison, where the film loses some momentum and the level of humour drops a notch, this is a film you can watch repeatedly because of the two brilliant lead performances.

In reality if you removed the two lead actors there really isn't much of a film left, hence I can't give it five stars, but because of the special chemistry that Pryor and Wilder had it certainly deserves 4 stars.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely funny, 14 Jun 2002
This review is from: Stir Crazy [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This really is comedy at its best.
Two friends are fired from their jobs in New York and decide to travel across the country to a place with more beaches and beautiful women. On the way they take various jobs until they are framed and found guilty of a bank job.
They are then sentenced to 120 years imprisonment and the fun then starts.
Watch this film if you enjoy a good comedy, it really will make you laugh and the ending will leave you extremely satisfied.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Comedy, 11 Aug 2004
This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (1980) (DVD)
This is one of my all time favourites and is one of the biggest reasons I became a fan of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. They are certainly on top form. The style of humour is timeless and it's really great to sit down and watch this with my kids knowing that it's all good clean fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hundred and twenty five years... Oh God, Oh God... Ill be a hundred and sixty one when I get out., 19 Nov 2011
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (DVD)
Stir Crazy is directed by Sidney Poitier and written by Bruce Jay Friedman. It stars Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Miguel Angel Suarez, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams and Erland Van Lidth. Plot has Pryor and Wilder as two care free New York buddies who after getting fired from their jobs decide to make their way to Hollywood in search of better fortunes. However, after taking up a gig as promotional woodpeckers for a bank's advertisement drive, they find themselves framed for robbing the bank and sentenced to 125 years each in prison.....

The second pairing of Wilder and Pryor proves to be the best of their output on film. With their chemistry skin tight, film is full of laughs until a big slow down for the last third when the inevitable attempt at a prison break out occurs. Poitier's direction isn't up to anything other than correctly letting his two lead stars strut their stuff. But along with writer Friedman, he has to be accountable for letting the comedy dry up as the film chooses tension over humour which undoubtedly doesn't sit at all right. Still, the first hour is a joy ride, particularly once the guys land in prison, here the comedy reaches its peak and the contrast of the two characters played by Wilder and Pryor really mines the set-up for all is worth. Wilder is oblivious to the hazards of prison life, Pryor is street savvy and fully aware of the perils around every brick walled corner.

Naturally there's a hope on the horizon, which here comes in the form of Rodeo skills, this too brings the laughs, as does the number of prison characters that join in the plot. Notably Van Lidth's monstrous, and monstrously funny, Grossberger. Yes it's a roll call of prison stereotypes, from the top where the morally dubious Warden (Barry Corbin) sits, down to the cons where gays, bullies and gate happy loonies reside. With that, some of it now seems twee and badly out of date. So much so it's a film that is unlikely to garner a new and appreciative audience. However, those who were enamoured and found themselves laughing heartily with it back in the early 80s, should find that like myself, it holds up real well. Kind of like an old friend you call on when you need a pick me up. Hardly a superior comedy classic, then, but a film that rewards its fans on each subsequent revisit. 7/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars when comedy ruled, 16 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (DVD)
2 of the best actors of their time in a film that will never get old, an absolute classic, 10/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than 'see no evil, hear no evil', 10 Dec 2010
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (DVD)
Great stuff. Funny all the way through.
Best moment for me was the scene in the Jail with the big guy.
These 2 guys worked so well together, and this film of theirs has gaffs all the way through and great replay value.
BUY IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stir Crazy review, 31 Dec 2008
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This review is from: Stir Crazy [DVD] (1980) (DVD)
THE ORIGINAL COMEDY DUO FOR ANY 70'S OR 80'S BABY!

This is truly a CLASSIC in all senses of the word!
Pryor and Wilder are outstanding in their roles as hapless
friends who have the worst luck. Follow them as they get caught up
in a caper and are wrongfully imprisoned in one of the hardest jails
there is.

The laughs generated from this film will never stop, all ages will enjoy this movie, there are a couple of parts which warrant the 15 rating but the humour is overwhelming. The main reason is the use of colourful language throughout, but it is all done in 'the best possible' taste!

Hilarious caper which immortalised both Pryor and Wilder as all time Comedy Kings!
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