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The One and Only Dick Gregory (2021)

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Critic Consensus: The One and Only Dick Gregory gives its singular subject his due with a comprehensive retrospective and thoughtful commentary, highlighting how the comedy icon's contributions extended far beyond the stage.

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The film's title is apt: Gregory was one of a kind. But despite the film's argument that its subject's activism was part and parcel of his comedy, and not an afterthought, it's the jokes that are given short shrift here.

July 9, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Like its subject, The One and Only Dick Gregory makes an indelible mark in both history and entertainment.

July 2, 2021 | Full Review…

As we see in the rock-solid, thorough Showtime documentary The One and Only Dick Gregory, he lived up to that title with all of the aforementioned accomplishments...

July 2, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Even at feature length, The One and Only Dick Gregory offers only a portion of a life and career, but like all good biographies it may drive the viewer toward further research.

July 2, 2021 | Full Review…

What this portrait does so well is reorient our gaze away from the bustle of this packed, unplacid life back to the early chapters.

July 2, 2021 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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A thoughtful film about a politically committed artist that doesn't short the politics or the art, but instead examines how one fueled the other.

July 2, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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