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The Golden Child Reviews

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 23, 2008
Mediocre Eddie Murphy comedy looks very dated now.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
February 9, 2003
An extremely amusing film from back when Murphy was still funny; it's been unfortunately mostly forgotten these days.
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 29, 2003
A mixed bag of occult mayhem that I remember liking as a kid.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
When Eddie's onscreen, this confusing mess of an adventure flick actually works. But that darn PLOT keeps getting in the way.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This film -- insignificant and lightweight and monumentally silly -- is entertaining from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
Not even Eddie Murphy's normal bag of tricks and tics can save this contrived and unconvincing film from self-destructing.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
February 13, 2004
His posse told him he was god-like.
| Original Score: 0/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 10, 2003
Indefensible rubbish with occasional flashes of invention and Victor Wong.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 30, 2003
Eddie Murphy begins to dabble in "kiddy-land."
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 27, 2003
An uneven and staid mystical bore that miscasts Murphy something fierce. There's nothing Golden about this neglected Child.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 22, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
October 11, 2002
Yet another in a long string of Murphy abominations.
| Original Score: 1/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Maybe being typecast as Axel Foley was a good idea
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
the beginning of the end for Murphy's career
| Original Score: 2/5
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A half-baked comedy without a heart.
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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