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Holy Man Reviews

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Richard Luck
Film4
July 21, 2009
Leaves you wondering whether there really is a God.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 21, 2009
Good intentions abound, but we all know where they lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 21, 2009
It may not be earthshaking, but this calmly competent feel-good movie shows that a little sincerity can go a long way.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 1, 2009
The material lacks a biting edge.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 16, 2009
A thought-provoking but uneven comedy.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
What does Hollywood teach us here? Materialism BAD! Television BAD! Media BAD!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The shallowness and lack of perspective of the story keeps everyone from delivering anything more than a mundane, mildly amusing comedy.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
It's always watchable, sometimes enjoyable, never special.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
[Murphy] is the only thing that isn't deadeningly predictable here, but it might still be worth the price of a ticket to see him continue to have such fun being a movie star.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
Eddie Murphy's downhill decline
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 1, 2002
Eddie Murphy still can't pick scripts worth a damn. It's not the worst movie he ever made, but that comes as small comfort when you're suffering through it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Oh brother, what a preposterous package it uses to deliver its warm and fuzzy message about What Really Matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Lisa Osborne
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A clever script and great comic timing from the entire cast take the infomercial parody to a whole new hilarious level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Holy Man saddles its star with a leaden, melodramatic script that never allows the high jinks to get rolling at Murphy's hyperkinetic pace.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A comedy about the crazy wisdom of a holy fool.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Although the film is a comedy, it can't overcome the fact that it is profoundly sad that people in this country are so spiritually starved they would seek fulfillment by watching a shopping channel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film never really explains where G came from or where he's going.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This screenplay was in no shape to be filmed; perhaps the filmmakers assumed that the mere presence of Eddie Murphy would repair its wrongs and give them a big opening weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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