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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain


KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN captures the laughter, energy and mayhem from Hart's 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour.

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Jeff Clanagan


Leslie Small, Tim Story



common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
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Positive messages
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
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1 out of 5

Some laughs but no substance in racy stand-up movie.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is Hart's fourth stand-up "concert" film. It includes a prologue set at a party (with drinking) and scenes of Hart traveling all over the world meeting fans; similar bits appear during the epilogue, with the hour-long stand-up act in between. Language is the strongest issue, with almost constant use of "f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, and others. Hart's act also includes strong sexual innuendo (such as references to oral sex and sex with a bean bag chair), as well as plenty of drug references (he talks about taking Ecstasy and imagines himself as a drug dealer). There's also talk of going to clubs and drinking quite often, as well as references to being drunk (and drunk driving). Some of Hart's material references violence, such as an attempt to disarm a gunman outside a club. Hart fans will love this, but it's not likely to convert newcomers.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Kevin Hart's many references to drinking in Let Me Explain. Does he make drinking sound appealing, or does it sound like a problem? Does it change your perspective at all to find out that he was arrested on a DUI charge in April 2013?
  • Are Hart's sexual references funny? Should sex be a serious topic? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values on this subject.
  • Does Hart use stereotypes in his act, especially when it comes to women? Is it OK to use stereotypes for humor?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It packs plenty of laughs, which is ultimately what you want out of a stand-up film.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fresh: Hart's talents get a great pedestal in this film -- once it shuts up and finally lets him take the stage.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fresh: He tells elliptical stories that go on so long and take so many weird detours that they end up being funny even when they shouldn't be.

- Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Going into this film I said to myself, "I hope this isn't a flop, and I hope he doesn't begin to go downhill from here". Wow was I wrong. Let me put it this takes a lot for me to cry tears from laughter.....this stand-up did the job. One of the funniest things I have ever seen. Period.

- fb729949618, Friday, July 19, 2013

2 stars

**1/2 I love stand up comedy. I love going to shows and I love watching specials. But stand up movies sometimes don't work like they probably should, and this is one of those. It's short, about 75 minutes, but it spends too much time getting to the stand up. There's a little skit type segment at the beginning, and from there it follows Kevin Harts journey to perform at Madison Square Garden. It's not really a documentary, but just a big montage before his show. Once his stand up starts, it's pretty funny. Hart is a great stand up, I just wish there was more of his show in this movie. It seems like they cut a lot of his act out. Is he the best out there? I don't think so. But, he's really coming into his own and in a few years he could be something truly, truly special. Good for a few laughs, just wish it showcased more of his act. But if you like stand up, definitely check it out.

- fb100000145236770, Tuesday, July 16, 2013

4 stars

Kevin Hart's stand up comedian is bright brash and funny with lots of energy as he explains himself being the person that he is through a comedic point of view. Clearly a must see.

- Fascade518, Tuesday, July 9, 2013