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Chris Rock - Never Scared (2004)

Chris Rock  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Chris Rock
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00026L9BQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,728 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Chris Rock - Never Scared" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes 15 minutes of additional concert footage
  • Chris Rock's first solo comedy speical, "Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes" (1993)

Editorial Reviews

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Chris Rock: Never Scared is the hot comic's fourth HBO special and proves as disciplined and trenchant as his previous cable concerts. Announcing he's a recent father, Rock proclaims his biggest job is keeping his daughter "off the pole," i.e., steering her away from the life of a stripper. Warming to the theme, Rock asks why so many strippers earn money to pay for expensive tuitions yet he's never received "a smart lap dance." Things turn topical as Rock argues that his government won't solve the murders of rappers. ("More people saw Tupac get shot than watched the last episode of Seinfeld.") After taking broadsides at Michael Jackson ("Ed Bradley tried his best to make Michael look like a mammal!") and David Blaine ("Are we so desperate we fall for a trickless magician?"), Rock builds to a near-lecture (funny, though) on why white America won't let people of color acquire real wealth. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

Chris Rock, the three-time Emmy Award-winner, comedian, actor, and host of HBO's acclaimed The Chris Show, stars in his fourth solo stand up special for HBO, Chris Rock: Never Scared. Featuring his unique, insightful, and hilarious views on a host of social, political and, celebrity issues, Rock confirms his stature as the leading comic of our time. Filmed at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., this is a must have for any fan of great comedy.

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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Too True To Be Funny September 27, 2004
Format:DVD
Chris Rock - Never Scared is the fourth time he has appeared in an HBO special. It's a very unique comic performance. Filmed at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, the show starts off slowly, with Rock doing material about strippers and rap music that really is more nasty than funny.

But he quickly gets back to the hilarity when talking about Michael Jackson and the King Of Pop's relatives, as well as NBA baller Kobe Bryant and RNB star R. Kelly. The laughs come fast and furious through the middle of the show in a big, big way!

However, the surprise comes in the second half when the concert changes again, and this is where the routine becomes almost too true to be funny. Rock prowls the stage and talks of some very serious topics from some very intriguing angles. He's almost preaching a sermon when speaking of the difference between "rich" and "wealth." His points about marriage and Affirmative Action could be put in a Sociology textbook! It's simply brilliant and razor sharp commentary.

Rock claims his place as the top stand up in the country with this performance. As an extra treat, you get to see Rock's first HBO special, included as a bonus.

It's a must see. Highly Recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best stand up I've ever watched August 9, 2005
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I have never really watched any of Chris Rock's stand up's, but when I rented "never scared," I thought it was the funniest stand up I've ever seen. Chris Rock is really funny in this, and what I like is that he makes so much sense when he's talking about politics, or pretty much anything that affects us in our every day lives. I've read some of the review's that some people wrote, thinking that some of the things that Chris Rock says about white people seem to be prejudice. I didn't think that at all, and neither did my mom (who's white), and who loved it. I asked her after we watched it, if she was offended by any of the stuff he was saying when he started mentioning race, and she said she wasn't. The way I look at is, Chris Rock is a very intelligent person, who's just speaking the truth about history, and how there still is racism out there. The whole show isn't about race, he talks about other issues too that make all of us think, politics, war, drugs and other things. He's serious when he talks about this stuff, but he also does it in a way that will make you laugh. Overall he's a real funny, smart person. I reccomend watching this, watch it with your friends, or with some people in your family, maybe it will make them think about certain things, and of course also laugh. Some people who've watched this say "Oh it's not like "Bigger and Blacker," or it's not like "Bring the pain,", yah, because it's different. Obvioulsy anytime Chris Rock comes out with a new stand up, it's going to be different from his others. I don't think some people understand that when you get older and you're a comedian, you're not going to keep writing about the same stuff all the time, it's going to be different each time. No matter what, I think his stand ups will always be funny. Read more ›
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chris Rock's best yet! September 26, 2004
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I don't know how he does it, but Chris Rock has a way of turning the average bits and pieces of all our lives into something absolutely too funny for words! I will never understand how I can like someone so politically opposite me, yet I do! Chris Rock rocks 'em with this special!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chris Rock : Never Scared May 11, 2004
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this is chris rock's best work yet. it's very political which is good (unless you're a conservative) especially in the times which we are living in. he's very angry also, but no different than a george carlin kind of rage. someone has written that it's an anti-white politcal rally which is absurd! he's just as racial as he's always been (and there's a difference between racial and racist). anyone offended by this is most definetly a racist. if you're not outraged like every american should be, then you're not gonna relate anyways. if he strikes a nerve then he is probably talking about you! it would be racism if chris rock had no basis to form these opinions from, but we all know the bloody history of our country and he just reminds us who the real terrorists are and have been since they landed on plymouth rock. it's the same chris, just fueled by a new post 9/11 ignorance only found in america which equals great humor. david cross, george carlin, bill hicks, doug stanhope all say the same things as chris but somehow it's offensive when a black comedian says it. if a white comedian sees the same flaws in white society then maybe there's something wrong with society... i agree with everything he says and if you like his previous material then you will too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never Scared - EXCELLENT December 20, 2004
Format:DVD
Did Chris Rock make me laugh? - ah-hell yes!!! I never felt he ran out of material - he didn't dwell - he didn't rely on the "default" of sexual content to carry him. He just made me laugh. The fact that he always seems to have sharp insight into what he is talking about makes it all the more better. I loved it and I hope he comes out with more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Slam Dunk for Chris Rock August 23, 2006
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NEVER SCARED (2004) is Chris Rock's fourth hilarious, thought-provoking HBO concert performance. Highly recommended for Rock fans and those who can accept racy language in pursuit of a good laugh, NEVER SCARED is more than funny. It's observational humor at its best, whipped up from a precise recipe of three parts cheek-aching laughs and one part disturbing reality.

Maybe not as great as "Bring the Pain" -- which will go down in history as one of the most successful comedy performances ever -- NEVER SCARED (2004) is nonetheless a great DVD that Rock fans will love.

Due to its adult content, obviously this DVD is not appropriate for young children -- and possibly not even your friends/relatives. But just when you wonder how many times Rock can throw a curse into a sentence, he offers viewers a universally true observation that cuts to the core of the realities of American popular culture and male-female relationships.

I agree with some viewers here who note the concert begins awkwardly. After viewing it a dozen times, I think Rock looks nervous as he struts onto the stage and immediately notes that the main responsibility of fathers is to keep their daughters off the stripper's pole. Though the bit has enormous potential, Rock looks too vulnerable to make it work as well as later jokes.

After discussing strippers and his increasingly reluctant love of rap music, Rock begins to look more comfortable and starts to hit his stride when he discusses the antics of Michael Jackson and his eccentric family, troubled R&B singer R. Kelly, magician David Blaine and Kobe Bryant.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and Funny
Great live comedy show. A little on the crude side at times but Chris Rock pulls it off. LOL all the way through.
Published 4 months ago by Bman2912
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Rock Is Never Scared
I love his specials - I was back home in D.C. when this special was shot. My old friend had tickets and I was JEALOUS! Its such an entertaining DVD. CLEAR HEELS? Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sister Avalon
4.0 out of 5 stars My husband loves Chris Rock
My husband is a huge Chris Rock fan and this was a big hit for Christmas. That's really all I wanted.
Published 16 months ago by NikkiSilver
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Comedy
Chris Rock does a great job of talking about relationships and racism in American from a comedy point of view and he is HELARIOUS!! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Adam DeLeon
5.0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY FUNNY!!!
This is one of the funniest specials he's ever done, maybe the funniest. If you're an adult and love to laugh you can't go wrong with this.
Published 19 months ago by Green_Eyed_Bandit
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny!
Chris Rock is great in this standup. I'm not normally a CR fan but his performance was outstanding in everyway. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service
The DVD was in good shape and come in a couple days. I wasn't sure what to expect from a used product - but the product wasn't scratched and it came in the mail quickly.
Published on June 22, 2012 by Skeptical Shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Hiliarious!!
Chris Rock is so funny this has to be me favorite comedy show, He practically covers every subjuct in this show. Read more
Published on January 16, 2012 by Melissactolentino
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatttt
Who doesn't like Chris ROck! I was definitely feeling this show! The Dvd is great and got to me in good condition. Shipping was pretty fast.
Published on December 1, 2011 by mbee
4.0 out of 5 stars Must Have for Comedy Nights
Shipping was fast and in perfect condition.
For those that Love Comedy Nights or just need a break from reality, Chris Rock is a definite must have for the collection. Read more
Published on August 3, 2011 by GrapplerInOC
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