Mr. Church Reviews

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September 15, 2016
Murphy gives the thankless role some soul, and bit of a twinkle in his eye, but it's not enough to free the movie from a swamp of phony sentimentality.
September 15, 2016
...the story of how a perfect black servant solves a white girl's every problem without ever once being threatening or contrary
September 15, 2016
It aims for tears and gets them.
September 15, 2016
Get out your handkerchiefs, but don't expect to believe a minute of this vastly improbable tale.
September 14, 2016
Overall, a mildly-recommended period piece, provided you're prepared to take seriously the same Eddie Murphy who kept you in stitches as Buckwheat in that hilarious Saturday Night Live skit. Otay?
September 13, 2016
Mr. Church is certainly another sign that Murphy does what he wants. Maybe this guarded performance in a lousy movie is a sign of him wanting to do something better.
May 2, 2016
Murphy is a revelation.
May 2, 2016
Beresford has made another film in which a saintly black servant teaches the white folks how to live.
April 26, 2016
It's clipped badly by its fuzzy conflicts, twinkly score, comically predictable narrative, and endless, telling-not-showing narration. But Eddie Murphy is remarkable.
April 26, 2016
Although most of Mr. Church is lazy and banal, the film intermittently invents novel ways to fail.
April 25, 2016
Mr. Church wastes a wonderful dramatic turn by Eddie Murphy on storytelling so stale you could chip a tooth on it.
April 24, 2016
This mirthless Eddie Murphy vehicle from the director of 'Driving Miss Daisy' is rife with hoary 'magical negro' stereotypes.
April 23, 2016
Bruce Beresford's film is remarkable for how it manages to indulge so many offensive and shopworn clichs at once.
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