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TIFF 2014: Chris Rock rates big laughs in 'Top Five'

TIFF 2014: Chris Rock rates big laughs in 'Top Five'

Before the world premiere of “Top Five,” the new film written by, directed by and starring Chris Rock, there was a feel of real energy in the room at Toronto’s Princess of Wales theaters Saturday night. It was the expectant energy one might find at a music concert or, more appropriately, a high-profile stand-up comedy show. And that energy level remained throughout the night, as the film played to strong laughter and kept the audience engaged all the way through. Among the higher profile titles at this year's fest, don't be surprised by a distribution deal announcement very soon.

Punching up the energy before the show was the arrival of Adam Sandler. The actor entered the theater...

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