Coming to America (1988) Synopsis
An African prince (Eddie Murphy) and his royal sidekick (Arsenio Hall) come to Queens.
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
Eddie Murphy does everything in this movie successfully. Coming To America remains his most personal work and a great argument that a movie...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
It's a sweet, oft-told story, and Murphy and Hall add a number of very sharp supporting roles-hidden by makeup-to add spice to the general...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Eddie Murphy's latest picture, Coming to America, is a harmless, fairly amusing comedy that will delight Eddie Murphy fans and keep...
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70

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Though Coming to America is a romantic comedy the director steers the film more often toward quick, in-and-out comic situations and gags...
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63

TV Guide

Although the fairy-tale script is as old as the motion picture industry itself, the resourceful cast of Coming to America brings freshness...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The romantic stuff is tepid. Luckily, his onscreen buddy, Hall, never strays far. Coming to America is at its best when they're playing off...
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60

Empire

Landis' latest keeps you laughing not with it's originality (of which there is little) but with it's confidence to out-joke it's...
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60

Washington Post

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The main pleasure in America comes in the romancing of prince and pauper. But the comedy is a mere handmaiden.
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50

USA Today

There are some laughs, Murphy is appealing and the ancient theme of love conquering all is beguiling. But America's mean-spiritedness...
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0

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
In past celluloid lives Eddie Murphy has been responsible for a handful of the most popular movies ever made, which explains why he has...
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Silly, curse-happy '80s Eddie Murphy vehicle.
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