Top Five [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (148 out of 167)

    Synopsis


    Top Five
    A popular NYC comic (Chris Rock) successfully makes the leap to movies, but gets caught off guard when confronted by a journalist (Rosario Dawson) who compels him to reevaluate his career choices. Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, and Jay Pharoah co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chris Rock
      Chris Rock - Andre Allen
    • Rosario Dawson
      Rosario Dawson
    • Tracy Morgan
      Tracy Morgan
    • Cedric the Entertainer
      Cedric the Entertainer
    • J.B. Smoove
      J.B. Smoove



    Customer rating

    4.2
    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Kind of Comedy You Expect/Want from Chris Rock

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      VandyPrice
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      Never have I been a huge fan of Chris Rock. I don't mind the guy, but his rise to fame as an edgy stand-up comedian was during a time in my life when I would never have been allowed to watch his specials. The Rock I know is the guy who did a voice for Eddie Murphy in Doctor Dolittle and who made Pootie Tang, Down to Earth and a handful of other forgettable comedies in the early part of the new millennium. Of course, as I've grown I've been able to gain a better perspective on the history of this spectacularly famous comic who, despite starring in such drab as What To Expect When You're Expecting and two Grown Ups films, maintains a most credible reputation as a top comic performer and a stand-up comedian with real intelligence and raw bite. While Rock's acting talent has clearly always been limited it is the intellect that provides his introspect that sets him apart. He knows how to tell a story, even if he isn't the most suitable to convey it and he understands that. So, what does he do? He goes ahead and writes a film about himself, perfect for him to lead and why not? You write what you know and as a comedian you speak the truth, you talk about everything and pull off the band aids and with that mentality Rock has put it all on the line. As a comedian maybe wanting, trying even to make a transition himself, what better way for him to plead his case? Like in Birdman Rock purposefully casts himself in the lead role of a man who mirrors his own real life experiences, but also like the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu film this isn't just about a jaded actor trying to make a hit play or movie, but more about the legacy they want to leave. In talking specifically about Top Five, Rock is interested in discussing the kind of ego that comes along with being a personality that people become a fan of and keeping that personality in check so that the ego doesn't balloon that personality to something that's no longer valuable while still feeding the surrogate what they need from it. Ego is a disease, something you can become addicted to and as much as Rock lets out his frustrations on everything from reality TV to Tyler Perry movies this is ultimately about satisfying his own ego in hopes of doing more of what he wants while keeping fans of his personality interested by relying on what he's best known for.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Really wanted to like this movie

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      KweenB
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      This is a pretty good profile of two groups of celebrities - the selected few who have a modicum of talent and the larger group who have no talent at all. The movie's weakness is in development of the main character's arc. In the end (SPOILER ALERT) it doesn't arc. It goes full circle and he's right back where he started. It's very unsettling and unfulfilling. The only character who came out ahead in this story was the one who was the least deserving. It comes across more like a poorly-written biopic with trashy dialogue than a truly entertaining comedy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great mocumentary that showcases Chris Rock

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      dalocker
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      This is a very movie show the many layers of Chris Rock as a Actor and Comedian. He plays a exaggerated version of himself. Trying to choose between obligation and following his heart as well as questioning his ability to be funny without alcohol. Along the way he is joined and interviewed by a columnist from the New York Times who is also hiding and dealing with secrets of her own. A great movie full of laughs and heart. A must see

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for comedy/hip hop fans

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      Robert
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      I really enjoyed this movie. I feel like chris rock has captured the essence of what takes place in movies today and what actors go through when they get stuck in certain movie roles and try to make a change to become considered a more serious actor.......My top five are #5. Biggie, #4. Jay-Z, #3. Eminem, #2. Rakim, #1. Tupac.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      More drama than comedy

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      MovieDude
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      Movie was more drama than comedy. I don't know if if would classify this as one of the best films of 2014 but it was entertaining. Thought was good film just not great. Had good plot and acting. Certainly kept entertained and then ended without resolution or at least Rock's character making a choice/ change based upon his predicament.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Chris Rock at his best

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      lobstercoco
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      so after watching this movie I was thinking it was going to one of those movies where they get a group of funny people and just go for it with the laughs but not even close. the movie is really funny its basically about a comedian who wants to be taken seriously as actor (watch the movie you're going to like it0

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I'VE BEEN TRICKED

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      Bighomie
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      I enjoyed this movie, however I must say that it was not at all what the title led you to believe. TOP FIVE. My only complaint was the hustle that was used by using a large array of comedians name to sell the movie. But that's the nature of the business to sell the movie. All in all a funny movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Top Five

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      Kylep182
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      Top Five is as its' name implies a top five of the works of Chris Rock. He wrote/directed/starred in this adult comedy about the day in the life of a comedian/actor. It was refreshing to see such a complex and interesting comedy from a legend.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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