Tag Archives: Eddie Murphy

Bowfinger - * * * 1/2*

There’s nothing Hollywood likes better than taking a fawningly humorous look at the art of moviemaking. (Well, maybe they like making cheap sequels better, but I’m sure this comes a close second!) Bowfinger is one such comedy, following a desperate … Continue reading

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Life - * *

The pairing seems ideal. Putting Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence together sounds like a perfect comedy teaming. Toss in a high-concept gimmick and plenty of old age makeup and you get Life, a bland movie that may not be a … Continue reading

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Holy Man - *

Billed as an Eddie Murphy comedy, viewers should beware of Holy Man. Though it does feature Eddie Murphy, there’s precious little comedy here in this tired romantic comedy set amid a television-age satire. GBSN (The Good Buy Shopping Network) is … Continue reading

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Dr. Dolittle - *

Given the success of Babe, it’s easy to see why Hollywood would be eager to remake Dr. Dolittle. But, though they remembered the talking animals, someone forgot to give this movie a sense of humor. Even as a young boy, … Continue reading

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Mulan - * * * 1/2*

Disney cements their place in the forefront of feature animation with the release of their latest animated adventure, Mulan. While it adheres a bit too close to the Disney formula to be perfect, it is nonetheless an entertaining film for … Continue reading

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Metro - * *

Metro delivers heaping spoonfuls of bland action fare. Eddie Murphy is a hostage negotiator with the San Francisco police department. He’s trying to get back together with his old girfriend (Carmen Ejogo), he’s training a new partner (Michael Rapaport), and … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Nutty Professor - * * *

Eddie Murphy stars in this hilarious remake of the Jerry Lewis Jekyll-and-Hyde story. Murphy (in one of several roles) stars as Professor Sherman Klump, a shy and very overweight chemist. Klump is smitten by a new professor, Miss Purdy (Jada … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vampire in Brooklyn - 1/2*

Eddie Murphy tries to play it straight and fails. Murphy plays the last remaining vampire, who comes to Brooklyn in search of the only hope for his line: a Brooklyn cop who, unaware, is a half-human, half-vampire, played by Angela … Continue reading

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