Beverly Hills Cop Synopsis
A hip detective (Eddie Murphy) shows local police (Judge Reinhold, John Ashton) how it's done.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Beverly Hills Cop is an action movie and an Eddie Murphy vehicle first, but Brest's dramatic intelligence surfaces often enough to make a...
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Beverly Hills Cop finds Eddie Murphy doing what he does best: playing the shrewdest, hippest, fastest-talking underdog in a rich man's...
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80

Time

By Richard Schickel
Murphy exudes the kind of cheeky, cocky charm that has been missing from the screen since Cagney was a pup, snarling his way out of the...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
In Hollywood terms, Beverly Hills Cop harks back to the semi- good old days, to the studio era when stars were not always relied on to fix...
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75

Miami Herald

Beverly Hills Cop is an old-fashioned movie; it's a star vehicle. And the star makes it worth the price of admission. [5 Dec. 1984, p.B1]
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70

Newsweek

By David Ansen
Beverly Hills Cop is no masterpiece, but it uses Murphy to maximum effect. At its best, the movie is exactly as brazen, charming and...
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70

Washington Post

The result is a movie that can be wonderfully languid and wonderfully breakneck as well, a formula movie so gleefully bedizened with quirks...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Eddie Murphy looks like the latest victim of the Star Magic Syndrome, in which it is assumed that a movie will be a hit simply because it...
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50

Variety

Beverly Hills Cop is more cop show than comedy riot. Expectations that Eddie Murphy's street brand of rebelliousness would devastate staid...
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30

The New Yorker

By Pauline Kael
The whole picture is edited and scored as if it were a lollapalooza of laughs. And, with Murphy busting his sides guffawing in...
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a must see

By ksduffy778
Love this movie! Can't wait to see it in theaters...

Great movie

By Kobeisthebest24
This movie is a classic, Eddie Murphy should've gotten nominated for an Oscar for this....

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BEVERLY HILLS COP

By RYLEY
IS STILL A REALLY GOOD COMEDY AND STILL IS...

Classic!

By MannyRo
Eddie Murphy's finest moment onscreen. A must-see, see, see......

Classic Film

By Bro Mel
Eddie Murphy at his very best!...

Back when Eddie was funny...

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By kcmcaleer
Silly, stupid, hysterical movie! Great way to unwind.....i want Eddie therapy at least once per month. Hahaha....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Classic '80s Murphy vehicle; fun but foulmouthed.
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