Beverly Hills Cop III - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Beverly Hills Cop III Reviews

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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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 14, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One wonders where the Eddie Murphy of 48 Hours and Trading Places has gone. The irreverence is still there, but there's no verve or freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Truly abysmal and half-hearted attempt to keep this particular cash-boat afloat. Where's the John Landis I remember?
| Original Score: 1/5
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 16, 2003
The beginning of the end of Murphy's career
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Murphy once swore never to make another Beverly Hills Cop movie and never to work with John Landis again. He should have kept both promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Mottram
Total Film
May 2, 2014
BHCIII features one great stunt but a dearth of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
March 12, 2005
The thrill is gone, long gone.
| Original Score: 1/5
James Plath
Reel.com
March 20, 2005
The original is great, the sequel entertaining, the third one absolutely unnecessary.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[A] goofy vanity project.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Whatever juice is left in the Cop franchise or in the once unstoppable career of Eddie Murphy peters out ignominiously in this poor excuse for a sequel.
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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
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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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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
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Viewers, at least critical ones, would probably be happy to know that there aren't any plans for Beverly Hills Cop IV.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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