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It may not be earthshaking, but this calmly competent feel-good movie shows that a little sincerity can go a long way.
The material lacks a biting edge.
The kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.
About halfway through Holy Man the terrible reality sets in: Oh, no, they mean for us to take this seriously.
The film never really explains where G came from or where he's going.
While Murphy probably has what it takes to make the comedian-to-serious actor transition, he needs to do what Martin, Williams, and Carrey did: hold out for a good script.
Leaves you wondering whether there really is a God.
Good intentions abound, but we all know where they lead.
A thought-provoking but uneven comedy.
What does Hollywood teach us here? Materialism BAD! Television BAD! Media BAD!
The shallowness and lack of perspective of the story keeps everyone from delivering anything more than a mundane, mildly amusing comedy.
It's always watchable, sometimes enjoyable, never special.
Holy Man is one of the worst films that Eddie Murphy has done. This is the type of film that is void of effective humor and has a bad script to rely on. This is one of many bad films that Eddie Murphy has starred in, and it is a painful laugh free comedy that really doesn't have anything interesting going for it. The film is poorly directed, and has stale jokes that just aren't funny. The film never succeeds at being funny, and the only thing that it succeeds is being a bad film. Holy Man just doesn't have that special ingredient which made Eddie Murphy such a funny guy in previous films. Luckily he would redeem himself with Bowfinger, but that would be short lived because he would continue making bad, laugh free and uninspired garbage. Holy Man just relies on a poorly written script and the story could have used a lot more development. Stephen Herek fails to direct something consistent here and he ultimately doesn't have what it takes to create a good comedy. Holy Man simply doesn't deliver anything good; it's an underdeveloped film, one that was destined to fail right from the start. If you're expecting a good film with this one, you'll be sadly disappointed. This is one of many bad films starring Eddie Murphy, and he really doesn't make you laugh in this one. Simply a bad film that could have been much better than what it turned out to be. I thought that this film was quite awful and is one of those films that aren't memorable whatsoever. Avoid this one; it definitely isn't worth your time.
One of Eddie Murphy's better ones. (I know that is not saying a whole lot). It's not overly funny, but it does have quite a nice message to it. Sweet.
Holy Shit! God forgiven this filmmakes, they don't know that they are doing!
This comedy misfire is an unfocused assortment of half-based ideas without the benefit of a star to hold it all together, since Eddie Murphy's participation is as vapid as the concept itself.
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