Boomerang (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Boomerang (1992)



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Movie Info

Eddie Murphy plays Marcus Graham, a hotshot ad exec who's also an insatiable womanizer. He is thus hardly prepared for his new boss, Jacqueline, played by Robin Givens. In terms of things romantic, Jacqueline is nothing more or less than a female version of Marcus -- and now, for the first time, he's getting the runaround. Boomerang boasts supporting-cast contributions from Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Geoffrey Holder, and Melvin Van Peebles. Watch closely and you'll see director Reginald Hudlin in a bit role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 24, 2002
Paramount Pictures


Eddie Murphy
as Marcus Graham
Robin Givens
as Jacqueline
Halle Berry
as Angela Lewis
David Alan Grier
as Gerard Jackson
Grace Jones
as Strange
Eartha Kitt
as Lady Eloise
Chris Rock
as Bony T
Lela Rochon
as Christie
John Witherspoon
as Mr. Jackson
Bebe Drake
as Mrs. Jackson
Bebe Drake-Massey
as Mrs. Jackson
Jonathan P. Hicks
as Lady Eloise's Butler
Irv L. Dotten
as Box Office Clerk
Rhonda Jensen
as Waitress
Alyce Webb
as Noreen
Louise Vyent
as Woman From Holland
Frank Rivers
as Husband
Chuck Pfeifer
as French Businessman
Raye Dowell
as Pretty Receptionist
Reginald Hudlin
as Street Hustler
Warrington Hudlin
as Street Hustler
Chuck Preiffer
as French Businessman
Daryl 'Chill' Mitche...
as Street Photographer
Gene "Groove" Allen
as Street Photographer
Naydia Sanford
as Kissable Girl
Michelle Griffin
as Kissable Girl
Frank Tarsia
as Strange's Escort
Ronald Edward Ziegle...
as Strange's Escort
Scott Baird
as Strange's Escort
Jeff McBride
as Strange's Escort
Herb Kerr III
as Strange's Photograph...
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
Tracy Douglas
as Attractive Woman
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News & Interviews for Boomerang

Critic Reviews for Boomerang

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10)

In Boomerang Eddie Murphy straitjackets himself in an ill-fitting comedy vehicle that's desperately in need of a reality check.

Full Review… | March 18, 2008
Top Critic

The general idea is to exploit a certain amount of role reversal, and Reginald Hudlin, who directed House Party, does a fairly good job of making this fun.

Full Review… | March 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film is far too slick to be ineffective, but its attempts to play with the sex-war theme are often unbelievably crass.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

There's something paradoxical about the ease he radiates in playing a man who is supposed to be a smashing success. As an underdog, Mr. Murphy worked much harder.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

For all the sex talk in Boomerang, there's very little nudity. The only thing naked is Murphy's vanity.

June 6, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Murphy gives his most appealing performance to date, using his smug, self-satisfied, sly smile as a joke on his own well-known screen persona.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Boomerang

90's romantic fluff starring Eddie Murphy as a serial womaniser.
The highlight for me was Eartha Kitt and also Robin Givens (is it just me, or does she seriously look like Reese Witherspoon here?! I do realise how crazy that sounds, but there is definitely a resemblance in the face and the mannerisms!).
The movie is nothing special, but I did laugh at a few bits (mostly Eartha) and it is a reasonably okay use of an hour and a half.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Eddie Murphy in a romantic comedy about a womaniser falling for his superior boss.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

pretty funny flick about a guy with a mac daddy vibe

danny d

Super Reviewer

Boomerang Quotes

Angela: Love? Love would've brought your ass home last night!
– Submitted by Joel S (4 years ago)
Tyler: What does he think, I'm gonna stink it all up and bring it back?
– Submitted by Joel S (4 years ago)
Mr. Jackson: You got to coordinate.
– Submitted by Joel S (4 years ago)

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