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½ April 7, 2015
Here's where Eddie really starts to lose me.
February 13, 2010
A total stinker! Eddie Murphy has been in some pretty bad movies, but this has to be one of his worst. (First and only viewing - In my early twenties)
January 3, 2014
Gotta like the older Eddie Murphy flix...
September 26, 2013
Far better than people give it credit for. This was a competently made and acted movie. Sure its cheesy and formulaic, but it was still a fun movie and provided a lot of laughs and funny moments. Not a masterpiece, just a fun popcorn movie- exactly what it promised to be.
½ July 20, 2013
How Am I Just Seein This lol
November 8, 2007
Murphy's comic brilliance is at the service of the story and he positively shines with a number of diverse and zany impersonations, most enjoyably a Jesse Jackson takeoff. While the result is inevitably middle of the road, it still manages to be the funniest picture Murphy has made in quite some time. Murphy shows an easy versatility, going for guffaws one minute and pulling off a grinner the next. The film is content to remain at the level of the mildly entertaining, with no real surprises and not much sass. It has a few good laughs in it thanks to Murphy, but mainly depends for its appeal on an uncomfortable manipulation of racial stereotypes. Eddie Murphy does his patented routines effectively, and the dialogue has some pungent moments, but the movie doesn't succeed as the "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" update it would like to be. The Distinguished Gentleman prefers to give us measured laughs at a leisurely pace, and then it settles for the sellout upbeat ending. Ho hum. Uneven but occasionally quite funny political satire.

VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)
December 26, 2012
Eddie Murphy at his finest, as a con man who tricks the voters into electing him to Congress, where he finds the big con going on in earnest. Entertaining, funny, revealing, and a viciously satiric criticism of our political system. With Sheryl Lee Ralph, Victoria Rowell and Lane Smith.
December 7, 2012
Havent seen this ??? Maybe should get round to seeing.
October 31, 2012
This movie was one of Murphy's funnier older movies, with some great jokes and acting by Murphy with a strong supporting cast.
June 27, 2012
Ca demarre calmement, le rythme n'augmente jamais et EDDIE MURPHY est clairement seul pour brasser du vent et ca dure pres de vingt minutes de trop, mais MONSIEUR LE DEPUTE est un film sympathique, chaleureux et assez amusant, si on s'accroche un peu. Pas un des meilleurs de MURPHY, mais un des plus originaux.
June 2, 2012
Eddie Murphy carries this movie with his trademark persona as a con man who's elected to the House of Representatives. The storytelling approach shows its age, but the script has bite to it. This was the last decent movie for Murphy until The Nutty Professor.
May 28, 2011
Mr. Murphy goes to Washington.
½ May 18, 2011
The Distinguished Gentleman is an entertaining film. It is about a Florida con who uses the passing of a U.S. Congressman to get elected. Eddie Murphy gives an amazing performance. The script is well written and witty. Jonathan Lynn did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed this film because of the comedy. The Distinguished Gentleman is a must see.
May 7, 2011
I love Eddie Murphy and this is one of his better early films.
January 19, 2011
the days when Eddie Murphy was still funny :)
½ December 15, 2010
Loved what they had to say about congress...uhh...I'm sorry, politics. As far as comedy goes, well Eddie has a couple of moments but that's it.
Super Reviewer
September 21, 2010
Eddie Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson, a hustler and con artist, who finds out that running for Congress will earn him more money than he does now. He uses this post to hopefully earn a decent living and sham his way to more. Instead, he discovers that some government officials are even more corrupt than he is and he must use his "power" to make things right for the little people.Good natured fun from the early 90's
August 29, 2010
# Um Distinto Cavalheiro
½ April 20, 2010
Not the best Eddie Murphy movie, a predictable direction and weak script took away from it, yet it stands as a damning portrayl of how people actually vote in this country, not on the issues, but on a name alone. This message alone lifts the movi to "OK" status with me, but it's still no "Trading Places" or "Beverly Hills Cop"
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