A progressive rom com, Boomerang is slow by Eddie Murphy standards, but also appealingly controlled, authentic, and funny.
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A sequel as slick as the original, Beverly Hills Cop II is an action comedy delight that's pure '80s.
Copycat cinema in the extreme, Another 48 Hrs follows the same plot beats as the first, but with busier action and less aesthetic nuance.
Walter Hill's steady directorial hand adds a distinctly crass, grounded tone to 48 Hrs, but time has sapped its comedic energy.
Over the years becoming an internet meme, Shrek deserves the derision - if not so much as to ignore the the clever story beats.
Desperate and trying patience, Coming 2 America's bright spots happen in the barbershop and nowhere else.
Mulan doesn't need the historical setting to work and the animation itself realizes as much, but it's a capable story of cultural bravery.
While inconsistent and Eddie Murphy struggles to hold things together, The Golden Child's high points happen consistently enough.
More than just fish-out-of-water comedy, Coming to America makes full use of its outstanding cast to speak on romance and wealth.
Cleverly set up and consistently entertaining, Beverly Hills Cop ranks as one of the best of its kind while smartly mixing cross-country cultures.
Energized by Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop entertains while simultaneously bringing the '80s inequality into the story.
Full of the same energy and wit, Beverly Hills Cop II loses only the lightest subtext in exchange for more (and bolder) action.