48 Hrs.

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Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 100
  2. Negative: 1 out of 100

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  1. Jan 13, 2014
    Eh, it was ok. Certainly not as funny as other Eddie Murphy 80's hits "Trading Places" or "Beverly Hills Cop", but it certainly has a few laughs. The story is pretty weak and is really what holds this one back a lot.
  2. Aug 31, 2010
    An Eddie Murphy classic. Is this movie going to change the way we view life??? No. But it will keep you laughing and nervous at the same time and that is a delicate balance, one highly underrated. I like to rate films within their genre. And for its genre it is at least a 9 !!!!
  3. May 6, 2014
    No one in "48 Hrs." seems to have a brain or any common sense whatsoever, and the movie has no respect for women and is tastelessly sexist. It's just dumb, clichéd, genre fare that's somewhat entertaining.
  4. Feb 1, 2016
    Another installment for Eddie Murphy's earliest years in movies. He didn't betray us with these kinds of movies, he saved his own movies from the 1980's and 1990's for the best.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 88
    What makes the movie special is how it's made. Nolte and Murphy are good, and their dialogue is good, too - quirky and funny.
  2. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    That the fact they come to appreciate one other, the grudging respect of a million clichés, feels so satisfyingly, shows just how successful the film is.
  3. Walter Hill, the director of such beautiful but stilted tough guy movies as ''The Warriors'' and ''The Long Riders,'' has attempted something very different in 48 Hours a male-buddy action film that's positively witty and warm-hearted compared with his other work.