The Golden Child (1986)
Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 19
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 14
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 2.9/5
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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
Dec 12, 1986 Wide
Mar 9, 1999
Paramount Home Video
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The Old Man
The Golden Child
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This film -- insignificant and lightweight and monumentally silly -- is entertaining from beginning to end.
Not even Eddie Murphy's normal bag of tricks and tics can save this contrived and unconvincing film from self-destructing.
His posse told him he was god-like.
Indefensible rubbish with occasional flashes of invention and Victor Wong.
Eddie Murphy begins to dabble in "kiddy-land."
An uneven and staid mystical bore that miscasts Murphy something fierce. There's nothing Golden about this neglected Child.
An extremely amusing film from back when Murphy was still funny; it's been unfortunately mostly forgotten these days.
A mixed bag of occult mayhem that I remember liking as a kid.
Yet another in a long string of Murphy abominations.
Maybe being typecast as Axel Foley was a good idea
the beginning of the end for Murphy's career
When Eddie's onscreen, this confusing mess of an adventure flick actually works. But that darn PLOT keeps getting in the way.
Audience Reviews for The Golden Child
- Chandler Jarrell: I know this is a dream, so I can say anything I want and get away with it. So I think I will say, from my heart, kiss my ass. Kiss my ass!
- Chandler Jarrell: Only a man whose heart is pure can wield the knife, and only a man whose ass is narrow can get down these steps. And if mine's is such an ass, then I shall have it.
- Chandler Jarrell: My dear, sweet brother Numsie!
- Chandler Jarrell: How many people have survived this?
- The Old Man: None!
- Chandler Jarrell: None? None? I'm gonna break your ass in a minute!
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