Category Archives: Eddie Murphy

Boomerang (Review)

The 80s showed us Eddie Murphy could not funny (and how). Interviews from the time showed that he could do smooth. It wasn’t until Boomerang that anyone wondered if he could do romantic. They wouldn’t experiment again. Boasting a Trumpy … Continue reading

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Life (Review)

Before Kevin Hart there was Martin Lawrence, a man who found the spotlight despite over a decade elapsing without any evidence of his being humorous. In Life he is almost literally shackled to poor Eddie Murphy, who spends almost the … Continue reading

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Harlem Nights (Review)

Harlem Nights seems in the surface as something of a vanity project. A perfectly understandable and often admirable one yes, but a vanity project nonetheless. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and a large group of comedians and character actors get the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words (Review)

Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a motormouth super-agent who has utmost faith in himself. He never listens to others, never thinks about their needs, doesn’t even read the books that he is to promote. ‘No need’ he surmises, a quick … Continue reading

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Holy Man (Review)

I guarantee you the script for Holy Man sat on a shelf for years until they decided to try to milk a few more bucks from Eddie Murphy’s tiring carcass. Ironically though it is Eddie’s phoned in performance that dooms … Continue reading

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Tower Heist (Review)

  As a director Brett Ratner has proven that he is perfectly capable of adequacy, but nothing more. His greatest claim to fame has been the Rush Hour films where he at least managed to realise that Jackie Chan knew … Continue reading

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A Vampire in Brooklyn (Review)

A Vampire in Brooklyn suffers primarily due to four main factors: / It is directed by Wes Craven, a successful horror director who truth be told has a track record that is extremely hit and miss. / It stars Eddie … Continue reading

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48 Hrs & Another 48 Hrs – 2 movies about 4 days… (Review)

Before 48 Hrs Eddie Murphy was that guy what were funny on the TV sometimes, with only a couple years on Saturday Night Live under his belt. Nick Nolte was actually the headliner for 48 Hrs with well over a … Continue reading

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Metro (Review)

In Metro Murphy plays a streetwise police negotiator in San Fransisco named Scott Roper, in fact the best negotiator on the force. Roper’s track record in getting hostages out alive is the envy of his colleagues and allows him leeway … Continue reading

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The Distinguished Gentleman (Review)

What is the difference between a small time con-man and a politician? Trick question. They’re the same! (Unless you want to argue that the politician isn’t small time I guess.) Anyway hilarious rib-ticklers aside… When local hustler Jeff Johnson capitalizes … Continue reading

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