Holy Man (1998)

Holy Man (1998)

Holy Man



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In this sharp-edged, high-octane comedic look at life, love, and television home shopping, Murphy is an inspirational televangelist who hilariously proves his message -- that, in today's world, shopping by television can be a religious experience. Only Eddie could so completely become this over-the-top marketing genius who takes a home shopping broadcasting company -- and the country -- by storm.

Rating: PG (for some language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Schulman
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 1999
Hollywood Pictures


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as Scott Hawkes

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as Cameraman/Brutus

as Laundry Lady No. 1

as Laundry Lady No. 2

as TV Producer

as Herself

as Himself

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as Sunbather No. 1

as Sunbather No. 2

as Elderly Couple

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as Doctor Simon

as Nurse No. 1

as Nurse No. 2

as Farmer

as Housekeeper

as Moslem Theologian

as Grass Mat Salesman

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as Control Booth Techni...

as TV Hostess No. 1

as TV Hostess No. 2

as Money `Meg'

as Sword Salesman

as Glue-Gun Boy

as Jock Salesman No. 1

as Jock Salesman No. 2

as Stage Manager

as Host No. 1

as Host No. 2

as Host No. 3

as Detective No. 1

as Detective No. 2

as Grace's Little Boy

as Reporter No. 1

as Reporter No. 2

as Reporter No. 3

as Reporter No. 4

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as GBSN Staffer

as Announcer

as G's Stunt Double

as Ricky's Stunt Double

as Flamenco Guitarist

as Flamenco Dancer

as Facial Mist Girl

as Nordic Track Guy

as Nordic Track Girl

as Party Girl

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as Set Dresser

as G Makeup Artist

as Hair Chat Girl No. 1

as Hair Chat Girl No. 2

as Chain Saw Host

as GBSN Electrician

as Marksman No. 1

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Critic Reviews for Holy Man

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (14)

It may not be earthshaking, but this calmly competent feel-good movie shows that a little sincerity can go a long way.

Full Review… | July 21, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The material lacks a biting edge.

Full Review… | July 1, 2009
Top Critic

The kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Leaves you wondering whether there really is a God.

Full Review… | July 21, 2009

Good intentions abound, but we all know where they lead.

Full Review… | July 21, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A thought-provoking but uneven comedy.

Full Review… | May 16, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Holy Man

Holy Man is one of the worst films that Eddie Murphy has done. This is the type of film that is void of effective humor and has a bad script to rely on. This is one of many bad films that Eddie Murphy has starred in, and it is a painful laugh free comedy that really doesn't have anything interesting going for it. The film is poorly directed, and has stale jokes that just aren't funny. The film never succeeds at being funny, and the only thing that it succeeds is being a bad film. Holy Man just doesn't have that special ingredient which made Eddie Murphy such a funny guy in previous films. Luckily he would redeem himself with Bowfinger, but that would be short lived because he would continue making bad, laugh free and uninspired garbage. Holy Man just relies on a poorly written script and the story could have used a lot more development. Stephen Herek fails to direct something consistent here and he ultimately doesn't have what it takes to create a good comedy. Holy Man simply doesn't deliver anything good; it's an underdeveloped film, one that was destined to fail right from the start. If you're expecting a good film with this one, you'll be sadly disappointed. This is one of many bad films starring Eddie Murphy, and he really doesn't make you laugh in this one. Simply a bad film that could have been much better than what it turned out to be. I thought that this film was quite awful and is one of those films that aren't memorable whatsoever. Avoid this one; it definitely isn't worth your time.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

One of Eddie Murphy's better ones. (I know that is not saying a whole lot). It's not overly funny, but it does have quite a nice message to it. Sweet.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Holy Shit! God forgiven this filmmakes, they don't know that they are doing!

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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