• R, 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    John Landis
    In Theaters:
    Jun 29, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 9, 1999
  • Paramount Pictures

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Coming to America Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a worthy followup to Murphy and Landis' first collaboration, Trading Places.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 11, 2014
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Silly, curse-happy '80s Eddie Murphy vehicle.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 4, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Murphy gives his sweetest, most touching, and most genuinely likable performance to date, playing a character who embraces society instead of holding it in contempt.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2009

Film4

The winning combination of Landis and Murphy redeems the very predictable storyline, which is chock-full of snappy one-liners and impressive caricatures by Murphy and Hall.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 6, 2009
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

very funny and shows Eddie Murphy in his prime

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 5, 2009
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Not only a great comedic effort but Eddie Murphy's best romantic film as well.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 71/100

February 21, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Landis] takes a very specific joy in the act of moviemaking and calls attention to it, placing it at a level above the romantic story.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

January 29, 2009
Eric Meyerson
Filmcritic.com

so brilliant, it almost makes up for The Golden Child.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 28, 2007

Time Out
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Superb comic timing, a satirical edge, and Murphy's extraordinary gift for mimicry lift it right out of the trough of mediocrity to which it is all but consigned by its utterly predictable storyline.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Brad Laidman
Film Threat

Eddie Murphy does everything in this movie successfully, which was probably a bad idea because it made him think that he could write and direct Harlem Nights...

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

December 6, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: C+

July 14, 2005
Clint Morris
Film Threat

| Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2005
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Murphy's last enjoyable film before a long slump

| Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2004
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com

| Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2004
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2004
Fred Topel
About.com

Good comedy romance. Murphy is sincere and the cameos from now-celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson are fun.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2003
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