The story of two criminals (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment.
1.85 : 1
Rated R for strong language and a shooting.
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Sheriff, Life Imprisonment, Flashback, Watch, Criminal
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Color, Black and White
Prison Film, Buddy Film, Tragi-comedy
Prison Life, Miscarriage of Justice, Flight of the Innocent, Race Relations, Redemption, Social Injustice, Witnessing a Crime, Police Corruption
Sentimental, Humorous, Bittersweet, Ironic
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3
Count - Awards
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The supporting cast includes Obba Babatundé, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Guy Torry and Barry Shabaka Henley. The film's format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison. The film was the last R rated role to date for Eddie Murphy who has stuck mainly to family friendly films for the past 15 years of his career.
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