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Holy Man Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Not even Eddie can save this ill-conceived mess of a movie.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
About halfway through Holy Man the terrible reality sets in: Oh, no, they mean for us to take this seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
God only knows what was going through the filmmakers' minds when they came up with this one.
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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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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| 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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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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Entertainment Weekly
October 9, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: D