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½ February 3, 2017
Not as good as the original, but I like it since Eddie Murphy was still funny and it had good action.
½ October 11, 2016
Just as good as the first solid
September 18, 2016
Beverly Hills Cop 2 was and still is one of my favorite action/comedy movies of the 80's. It had so many stars in it and the whole movie keeps the whole fast paced tempo from beginning to end. A true classic
September 10, 2016
This is part of the family of sequels whose only purpose is to repeat the successful beats of the first film. Luckily, the original BHC is funny, and so is this one. Murphy is effortlessly hilarious (conning construction crew), the action scenes are knowingly over-the-top, and Gilbert Gottfried has a wonderful little cameo. Okay, so its lack of originality, copycat characters and narrow plot make it barely a movie...but it's still fun enough for a lazy Saturday afternoon.
½ September 10, 2016
Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop II. A criminal syndicate has shot the old police chief and Taggart (John Ashton) and Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) have too much red tape on thier hands to deal with the case. This leads to Foley returning to California to determine who shot his old friend. The two discover a crooked team of criminals that rob jewels, racetracks and use mysterious high caliber ammo. Beverly Hills Cop II is as forced a sequel as they come. Although Murphy looks comfortable in his role, the story is convoluted and I was ready for this to end.
½ September 9, 2016
Axel Foley returns in this fun and fast paced sequel.
½ August 31, 2016
Story's nothing compared to the first, the movie's nothing but laughs. And with that, I had fun. No story here, just comedy. You can act like a cry baby, or just accept that when it comes to sequels, the first one always reigns supreme.
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 Ítre meilleur, il faudrait que je lui donne une chance au premier d'ailleurs pour comparer.
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!
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
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.
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