Beverly Hills Cop Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 25, 2014
By no means great cinema... but it is a great popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 10, 2012
Fast, enjoyable, often witty action-comedy that made Eddie Muprphy the most popular movie star in the country.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
Simply put, Beverly Hills Cop is one of the best buddy cop movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 31, 2011
begin charting the legendarily-steep decline of Murphy as a conversation worth having outside the tabloids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Classic '80s Murphy vehicle; fun but foulmouthed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 6, 2009
Murphy exudes the kind of cheeky, cocky charm that has been missing from the screen since Cagney was a pup, snarling his way out of the ghetto.
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!
February 11, 2008
See website for more details.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2007
It's one of the few star comedies of the early 80s to allot some humor and personality to the minor characters.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 7, 2007
Brash, crude and very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
August 7, 2007
Expectations that Eddie Murphy's street brand of rebelliousness would devastate staid and glittery Beverly Hills are not entirely met in a film that grows increasingly dramatic.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 11, 2006
Murphy at his absolute best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
The connecting stuff is just bagatelle.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 9, 2005
Murphy exudes a natural sense of entitlement and superiority that elevates him above the Beverly Hills fops even in his grimy sweatshirt ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Eddie Murphy looks like the latest victim of the Star Magic Syndrome, in which it is assumed that a movie will be a hit simply because it stars an enormously talented person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2003
One of the great popular entertainments of our time, a film that still has a place on the top 40 list of American box-office champs, and continues to look slick and full of energy almost twenty years after opening.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Murphy knows exactly what he's doing, and he wins at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Loud, long, vulgar.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 19, 2002
Eddie Murphy is excellent. I can't imagine anyone else starring in this film.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Hill
BET.com
September 9, 2002
Eddie improvs this B-actioner into a classic comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
John Oliver
Katrillion.com
August 7, 2002
An Eddie Murphy classic! One of his best, but not better than "Coming To America."
| Original Score: 4/5
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