Coming to America Reviews

  • Jun 16, 2020

    Eddie Murphy at his prime keeps the energy and jokes flowing along pretty well. A Prince from some remote african country moves to Queens to find his Queen (see it's funny already) and takes a job in a fast food joint called McDowels which plays on competition with McDonalds (the jokes keep coming). There are tales of mistaken identity, misogynistic boyfriends, slutty sisters, a dog, a swing the booming voice of James Earl Jones.... Spoiler --- He finds his queen and they all live happily ever afters.. There truly are some funny moments and a good watch on a rainy day...

    Eddie Murphy at his prime keeps the energy and jokes flowing along pretty well. A Prince from some remote african country moves to Queens to find his Queen (see it's funny already) and takes a job in a fast food joint called McDowels which plays on competition with McDonalds (the jokes keep coming). There are tales of mistaken identity, misogynistic boyfriends, slutty sisters, a dog, a swing the booming voice of James Earl Jones.... Spoiler --- He finds his queen and they all live happily ever afters.. There truly are some funny moments and a good watch on a rainy day...

  • Jun 11, 2020

    I remembering thinking this movie was funny the first time I saw it all those years ago but after seeing it again countless times over the years while flipping through the tv channels I now realize what a classic it is. There are soooo many funny scenes and gags in there. Randy Watson? Holy moly that was some funny sh*t. Great movie, can't wait for the sequel!

    I remembering thinking this movie was funny the first time I saw it all those years ago but after seeing it again countless times over the years while flipping through the tv channels I now realize what a classic it is. There are soooo many funny scenes and gags in there. Randy Watson? Holy moly that was some funny sh*t. Great movie, can't wait for the sequel!

  • Jun 01, 2020

    very funny and good story line. Brilliant movie!

    very funny and good story line. Brilliant movie!

  • May 16, 2020

    Oh yes! Enjoyed this masterpiece.

    Oh yes! Enjoyed this masterpiece.

  • May 15, 2020

    A strongly directed commentary on class differences that has plenty of laughs, it sees Eddie Murphy at his best.

    A strongly directed commentary on class differences that has plenty of laughs, it sees Eddie Murphy at his best.

  • Apr 28, 2020

    Coming to America is the single greatest piece of romantic comedy to ever be made, period. You don't have to be a Eddie Murphy fan (which I haven't been for years), or a fan of black cinema to appreciate the non-stop goof-fest that this movie is; while still creating a lavish backdrop for both African aristorcracy (which DUZZ exist) and east-coast black middle-class-dom. Few comedies are as re-watchable. Despite Eddie and Arsenio running the Mike n' Scottie routine, the rest of the cast all score at one point or another. SAD that this film has such low numbers. Pioneered the material of Stiller, Farrell, Myers and HALF of comedic/cinematic Hollywood.

    Coming to America is the single greatest piece of romantic comedy to ever be made, period. You don't have to be a Eddie Murphy fan (which I haven't been for years), or a fan of black cinema to appreciate the non-stop goof-fest that this movie is; while still creating a lavish backdrop for both African aristorcracy (which DUZZ exist) and east-coast black middle-class-dom. Few comedies are as re-watchable. Despite Eddie and Arsenio running the Mike n' Scottie routine, the rest of the cast all score at one point or another. SAD that this film has such low numbers. Pioneered the material of Stiller, Farrell, Myers and HALF of comedic/cinematic Hollywood.

  • Apr 23, 2020

    Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall shine as the best dynamic duo since Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. This movie had all the right comedic timing, and the complex characters played by both Murphy and Hall was Hollywood gold. The choreography of the dance performance at the wedding is of stellar quality and very entertaining.

    Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall shine as the best dynamic duo since Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. This movie had all the right comedic timing, and the complex characters played by both Murphy and Hall was Hollywood gold. The choreography of the dance performance at the wedding is of stellar quality and very entertaining.

  • Apr 19, 2020

    Eddie Murphy controls this film and provides many laughs along the way

    Eddie Murphy controls this film and provides many laughs along the way

  • Apr 18, 2020

    Coming to America benefits from likable characters, a strong Eddie Murphy turn and a funny first act, but the second act is needlessly extended and the third one is an abrupt mess. The script is very cliched as well. It's a shame that the first act presented so much comedy promise, and then it got wasted on such a dull rom-com development that has been done countless times before.

    Coming to America benefits from likable characters, a strong Eddie Murphy turn and a funny first act, but the second act is needlessly extended and the third one is an abrupt mess. The script is very cliched as well. It's a shame that the first act presented so much comedy promise, and then it got wasted on such a dull rom-com development that has been done countless times before.

  • Apr 08, 2020

    Coming to America is another Eddie Murphy classic. Funny story not based on too much humor but on character relationships. They could have done better in creating an ending that was more logical, but this is another fun must see!

    Coming to America is another Eddie Murphy classic. Funny story not based on too much humor but on character relationships. They could have done better in creating an ending that was more logical, but this is another fun must see!