The Golden Child 1986

The Golden Child

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After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child (J.L. Reate), is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa (Charles Dance), humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis) seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being "chosen."

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  • May 18, 2013
    Eddie Murphy is off on a wild and magical adventure in The Golden Child. The story follows an investigator who's recruited to find the Golden Child, a little boy with magical abilities who's been kidnapped by an agent of evil that plans to kill him. The plot's rather weak and is poorly told. And, the special effects are awful (even for the '80s). Additionally, Murphy doesn't seem right for the role; as he puts too much comedy into his performance. Still, The Golden Child is a fun adventure at times and delivers some laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2011
    Funny but sometimes dull, But still one of Eddies Murphys best, Just missed the comedy touch and its dark ish tone didn't work.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2010
    Eddie Murphy is a finder of lost and missing children who is approached by a mysterious Tibetan woman (Charlotte Lewis) and told that he is "The Chosen One" and that it is his destiny to find and rescue a Tibetan boy with mystical powers from a race of demons, lead by Charles Dance as the evil Sardo Numspa who wants to rule the world. The classic irony of Murphy does not fail, and the special effects are relatively good for a film of that 80's period.
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  • Oct 23, 2008
    I thought this movie was really good.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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