• 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

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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The director is ... rather distracted; John Landis seems to be browsing through the scenes rather than gobbling them down.

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June 6, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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Starts on a bathroom joke, quickly followed by a gag about private parts, then wanders in search of something equally original for Eddie Murphy to do for another couple of hours.

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October 18, 2008

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.

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June 24, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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A screenplay that seems to have escaped its doctors before it was entirely well.

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May 20, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The main pleasure in America comes in the romancing of prince and pauper. But the comedy is a mere handmaiden.

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January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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In Landis' hands, the film doesn't live up to even the meagerest of expectations.

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January 1, 2000
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