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I Was a King

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He ain’t talking Elvis. Chomping on gum and wearing those damn sunglasses glued on tight, Eddie Murphy jumps on the Afrocentric bandwagon with I Was a King. This big-bucks, big-ego, reggae-lite ode to roots features video screens flashing images of black history, with the by-now-clichéd shots of Malcolm, as Eddie does a bad Marley imitation. C+

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