Holy Man Reviews

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Richard Luck
Film4
July 21, 2009
Leaves you wondering whether there really is a God.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 21, 2009
Good intentions abound, but we all know where they lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 21, 2009
It may not be earthshaking, but this calmly competent feel-good movie shows that a little sincerity can go a long way.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 1, 2009
The material lacks a biting edge.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 16, 2009
A thought-provoking but uneven comedy.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
What does Hollywood teach us here? Materialism BAD! Television BAD! Media BAD!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The shallowness and lack of perspective of the story keeps everyone from delivering anything more than a mundane, mildly amusing comedy.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
It's always watchable, sometimes enjoyable, never special.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
[Murphy] is the only thing that isn't deadeningly predictable here, but it might still be worth the price of a ticket to see him continue to have such fun being a movie star.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
Eddie Murphy's downhill decline
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 1, 2002
Eddie Murphy still can't pick scripts worth a damn. It's not the worst movie he ever made, but that comes as small comfort when you're suffering through it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Oh brother, what a preposterous package it uses to deliver its warm and fuzzy message about What Really Matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Lisa Osborne
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A clever script and great comic timing from the entire cast take the infomercial parody to a whole new hilarious level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Holy Man saddles its star with a leaden, melodramatic script that never allows the high jinks to get rolling at Murphy's hyperkinetic pace.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A comedy about the crazy wisdom of a holy fool.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Although the film is a comedy, it can't overcome the fact that it is profoundly sad that people in this country are so spiritually starved they would seek fulfillment by watching a shopping channel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
In a movie that is generally as mild as milquetoast, there are nevertheless many parts that parents will find objectionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
There's a terrific movie to be made about home-shopping and the folks addicted to it, but 'Holy Man' is not that film.
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
One of the things you've gotta love about Hollywood marketing people is their occasional bouts with irony deficiency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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