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Coming to America Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 6, 2009
The director is ... rather distracted; John Landis seems to be browsing through the scenes rather than gobbling them down.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Time Out
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A screenplay that seems to have escaped its doctors before it was entirely well.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The main pleasure in America comes in the romancing of prince and pauper. But the comedy is a mere handmaiden.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In Landis' hands, the film doesn't live up to even the meagerest of expectations.