Beverly Hills Cop III Reviews

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 2, 2014
The movie... isn't nearly as fresh as the first Cop flick was. But I must admit that it's a whole lot more enjoyable than the contemptible crashathon known as Beverly Hills Cop II.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Natale
Variety
March 26, 2009
The third installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series boasts a return to form by Eddie Murphy and a breezy and witty first half.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There is a lot of fun to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
May 2, 2014
Looks like it's time for Axel Foley to hang up his Detroit Lions jacket and retire his badge and gun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

Empire Magazine
May 2, 2014
Really quite awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 2, 2014
Murphy's trademark delivery is still impudently subversive, but it's too often wasted on unworthy opponents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2014
It's one of the most cynically engineered sequels ever.

People Magazine
May 2, 2014
Beverly Hills Cop III is resoundingly joyless.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 2, 2014
Landis relies on routine action -- and cameos by such noted filmmakers as George Lucas, John Singleton, Martha Coolidge and others -- to hide the fact that there's no engine under his movie's hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 2, 2014
The movie is like an advertisement for the 19 recently banned assault weapons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 2, 2014
The mix of violence and laughs never gels, the rejoinders are snapless, the pace slack.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 2, 2014
Beverly Hills Cop III -- a movie trying to exploit what's left of a 10-year-old idea -- has some nerve satirizing Disney World's money-grubbing commercialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
May 2, 2014
If Murphy looks bored by the whole thing, that fine character actor Hector Elizondo adds some genuine quirkiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Mottram
Total Film
May 2, 2014
BHCIII features one great stunt but a dearth of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 2, 2014
Eddie Murphy needs to shoot off his mouth. It's his best weapon, and the one that's unique to his arsenal. When a movie mostly requires him to shoot off a gun he becomes just another action star, and another talent wasted in lazily miscalculated material.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
May 2, 2014
Steven E. de Souza's script has Foley following a trail of murder and deception into an L. A. amusement park called WonderWorld. The director, John Landis, fails to exploit the possibilities.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
May 2, 2014
The fun of the idea in Cop 3 is the notion of a huge, corny, funny-animal park, with cops and killers running around in the tunnels. But the movie gets drowned in casual brutalism, lazy shtick and telegraphed jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

Film4
May 2, 2014
A wrong-headed, too-formulaic revisiting of the once-entertaining franchise.
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