The Golden Child (1986)




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Eddie Murphy followed up his Beverly Hills Cop success with this fantasy adventure that plops him right into the land of Ray Harryhausen and Indiana Jones. The plot revolves around a God-like youngster (J.L. Reate) known as a "golden child," who has been sent to Tibet to bring the gift of compassion to humanity. But the devil isn't idle, sending his emissary, Sardo Numspa (Charles Dance) to kidnap the golden child. Sardo absconds with the child and takes off to Los Angeles. In L.A., a beautiful … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Dennis Feldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 9, 1999
Paramount Home Video


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as Tommy Tong

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Critic Reviews for The Golden Child

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

A half-baked comedy without a heart.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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This film -- insignificant and lightweight and monumentally silly -- is entertaining from beginning to end.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Mediocre Eddie Murphy comedy looks very dated now.

February 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Golden Child

Eddie is a private eye who has to find a kidnapped child.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer



Movies may have moved on in terms of effects, but this is still an easy watching good prevails evil family film with comical input by Eddie Murphy.

Lady D'arbanville

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Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

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