Harlem Nights Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 12, 2004
Not as bad as you might think, but not all that good either.
| Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Cantieri
Apollo Guide
July 30, 2002
Though it's not easy to watch, Harlem Nights is gorgeous to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 37/100
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Ugly, pushy and over-the-top, but there's still a bunch of laughs to be found.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
There's maybe two funny moments in this shrill directorial bomb from Eddie Murphy.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
An uninspired cross between Cotton Club and the characters of Damon Runyon, told in cliches so broad you keep waiting for it to poke fun at itself, but it never does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Does it matter to Eddie Murphy whether Harlem Nights is good or bad? It doesn't look like it.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's narcissistic, misogynistic and extremely mean-spirited.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Once there was Freddy. Once there was Chuckie and Jason and Howard the Duck. Now there is the scariest of them all. Now there is Harlem Nights.
Michael Dequina
September 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 21, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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