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.
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.
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.
August 11, 2014
...a worthy followup to Murphy and Landis' first collaboration, Trading Places.
January 1, 2011
Silly, curse-happy '80s Eddie Murphy vehicle.
September 4, 2010
June 6, 2009
The director is ... rather distracted; John Landis seems to be browsing through the scenes rather than gobbling them down.
June 6, 2009
Murphy gives his sweetest, most touching, and most genuinely likable performance to date, playing a character who embraces society instead of holding it in contempt.
June 6, 2009
The winning combination of Landis and Murphy redeems the very predictable storyline, which is chock-full of snappy one-liners and impressive caricatures by Murphy and Hall.
March 5, 2009
very funny and shows Eddie Murphy in his prime
February 21, 2009
Not only a great comedic effort but Eddie Murphy's best romantic film as well.
January 29, 2009
[Landis] takes a very specific joy in the act of moviemaking and calls attention to it, placing it at a level above the romantic story.
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.
June 28, 2007
so brilliant, it almost makes up for The Golden Child.
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.
December 6, 2005
Eddie Murphy does everything in this movie successfully, which was probably a bad idea because it made him think that he could write and direct Harlem Nights...
July 22, 2005
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