Coming to America Reviews

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January 29, 2019
This comedy is generally tame and sappy... what we get is homogenized Eddie Murphy, drained of his kinetic comic charm and smiling sass.
July 7, 2015
Murphy has dealt audiences the movie equivalent of a royal flush and he is now clearly Hollywood's reigning king of comedy.
June 6, 2009
The director is ... rather distracted; John Landis seems to be browsing through the scenes rather than gobbling them down.
October 18, 2008
Starts on a bathroom joke, quickly followed by a gag about private parts, then wanders in search of something equally original for Eddie Murphy to do for another couple of hours.
October 6, 2007
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Superb comic timing, a satirical edge, and Murphy's extraordinary gift for mimicry lift it right out of the trough of mediocrity to which it is all but consigned by its utterly predictable storyline.
June 17, 2018
Murphy delivers one of his most likable performances.
December 9, 2017
Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, takes a lame idea and some very talented comedic actors and manages to avoid a complete disaster. But just barely.
August 11, 2014
...a worthy followup to Murphy and Landis' first collaboration, Trading Places.
January 1, 2011
Silly, curse-happy '80s Eddie Murphy vehicle.
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