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Beverly Hills Cop II Reviews

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July 15, 2016
Going back and fourth on what to review this movie as. On one hand its wasted on rosewood and haggard, which you learn a lot about them and you don't care about any of it. The villain are really forgettable with a silly plot. Eddie is the only saving grace to the movie. Which helps because he is the main character, so you see a lot of him.
July 2, 2016
The gunfire in this film is awesome!
½ June 19, 2016
A decent sequel but more of an action than a comedy
½ May 30, 2016
Le 1 doit être meilleur, il faudrait que je lui donne une chance au premier d'ailleurs pour comparer.
May 23, 2016
Not as good as the original, but I like it since Eddie Murphy was still funny and it had good action.
½ May 19, 2016
As Sgt.Taggart says 'We need to talk..." BVHC-2 is a well-crafted sequel with committed and comedic performances by its returning leads and newcomers especially Eddie Murphy. It also contains high-caliber action scenes, funny writing and slick direction by Tony Scott make this film one of those sequels that works! And works well!
March 19, 2016
Better than the First but only just, Thanks to the much better and much more action, The story wasn't as good and the humour just came off silly more than anything, Apart from the action which wasn't nothing great but it made the movie watchable than the first for me there isn't much to remember or like about this movie.
February 16, 2016
Will have to agree with a few existing reviews by Robert Ebert and Daniel Mumby. It's quite disappointing I'll personally say, adding with it ends up dragging around an hour in.
December 29, 2015
It was good! It had good action and it was funny. Again though like the first one there is a lot of coaste language. Also when they shoot the guns it looks and sounds fake.
October 14, 2015
This is my favorite of the series. Its darker, funnier, and has more action. Eddie is in great form. As does the whole cast.
½ October 9, 2015
Nothing like a buddy cop flick with no discernable antagonist.
September 25, 2015
The late, great Tony Scott was an extremely talented man and although not enjoying the same fame his brother, Ridley, did, Scott managed to create some of the most stand out blockbusters throughout his career, he was also the perfect candidate to direct a sequel to Beverly Hills Cop. The original was a hilarious B movie, that was clearly a vehicle for Murphy but was a huge bag of fun in the process. The sequel however actually feels like a 5 star film, with B movie quirks, something Scott was brilliant at delivering. From the word go, Beverly Hills Cop 2 feels pumped and polished, with a slick and thumping introduction, the danger feels bigger, bolder, the tone shifted somewhat from the previous outing, this isnt a bad thing, as with the original the film needed to plaster over the gaping cracks that lay in its foundations. The film takes place a couple of years after the original, Foley is now working undercover in Detroit, driving expensive cars and wearing nice suits, his attention is soon diverted back to Beverly Hills however when his good friend Bogomil is gunned down for investigating a string of heists, Foley jumps on a chance to go and help his old buddies out and gets himself in the middle of something pretty bombastic. It sounds like more of the same and for some parts it is, however evident right from the get go is Murphy's confidence as Axel Foley, in fact Scott manages to bring all the performances to life, Murphy, Cox, Ashton, Reinhold, Rieser and Hill are all back and on fire during this outing, its a much needed move as if the original was lacking anything is was solid character. What is even more welcomed is the dynamic in which the trio of Taggert, Rosewood and Foley is displayed, the trio feel like a close unit, a comedy grouping, their timing is far superior, there is even room in the script for some hilarious side plots, much like Taggert getting a divorce and Rosewood becoming a gun toting maniac, both of which are dealt with subtily and never detract from the story. The action of course has been ramped up with car chases, shoot outs, rocket launchers, bank heists, club shootings and its all executed brilliantly with Scott's eye for big and bold, a car chase between a cement truck and a van is especially hilarious. Its huge campy and polished fun and it builds on everything wrong with the previous outing. Beverly Hills Cop 2 feels like it should, it builds upon a fun idea, it strengthens everything about its older form, it adds more form, thats pretty difficult for a film to achieve, but Scott manages here. We still get some by the numbers plot points, some laughably camp bad guys and a handful of material that isnt predominantly original, but its all presented in such a fantastic and hilarious fashion, you cant help but sit down, crack open a beer and laugh and smile. The high point in the franchise and definately worth checking out.
September 7, 2015
Despite nearly reusing the same structure and related complicating action, this sequel carries its predecessor's heart and sense of humor when managed to create new laughs and making it fun. (A-)

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September 5, 2015
Not as sharp as the original but still moments where Murphy moves up the gears to make this slightly enjoyable.
½ August 14, 2015
The best part of the 2nd film is the end when Billy puts on the the coat & brings out all the weopans out. It was not as good as the 1st one though but much better than the 3rd film.

I thought that this film contains some great action scenes. I was not a fan of the look as far as how it was shot to look so dark and yellow.

I felt like the music and the songs were not as great as the first film.

This film in my opinion does have better villains than the first film that are much more threatening and starts off by shooting the chief was a very big deal in this film. However the fact that the temporary replacement for the department chief carries such low regards for their the police officers to only be working traffic duty and limits their abilities so much it makes this film a little less interesting in some ways because now the cops are all sneaking around rather than doing their duty which sends the wrong message.

I did like that we got to see more into the friends Axel hangs out with in Detroit in this film compared to the other Beverly Hills Cop films. I also enjoyed seeing the under cover car in Detroit was a red Ferrari.
August 11, 2015
Every bit as a good as the first film... again... classic Murphy.
August 8, 2015
This one did not quite live up to how awesome the first one was. While it did have some comedic moments, something seemed to be off. Still, I did end up liking it more than most people.
½ July 25, 2015
it's lacking much of what made the first one such a classic.
½ July 18, 2015
La saga continua con una de sus mejores entregas. Murphy vuelve a encarnar a Foley, siendo tan genial como siempre, pero es que ahora además sus compañeros de vivencias toman mayor control de las escenas y podemos ver momentos realmente divertidos con el trío de policias.

Se nota que Tony Scott entró en la dirección ya solo por su fotografía y sus escenas de acción, aunque si es cierto que el final no es tan épico como el de la primera parte.

Otro gran clásico ochentero.
July 10, 2015
I immensely disliked the first film and consider it still to be extremely overrated and overlooked. The second one's not great, either, but it does a better job at displaying its characters for a franchise and making a less boring but albeit less realistic story.
Axel Foley is back in Beverly Hills to solve the case of The Alphabet Bandit, who sends police forces tricky codes to solve and who has shot Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Bogomil. Axel is back in action with Billy Rosewood and Taggert.
The first film in the series struggled with a compelling story to mix with action sequences, with bland characters and an even more bland story. The second one made sure that was solved, the characters are noticably more likable and have more personality. The story is also a big improvement but is less realistic. The sense that the first film was more of an inside job like setting and the sequel is an out and about car chase extravaganza appeals more to viewers. Cons include still little to no personality to the antagonists except that they're rich and have henchmen, it's a common cliche that continues 30 years later. It's a rare occasion where the sequel is better than the original, but even this is flawed.
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