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  • Summary: Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate the shooting of Chief Bogomil and a series of "alphabet crimes."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Desson Thomson
    Mar 19, 2013
    80
    Aside from the plot -- and if you can figure out the plot, the CIA's special projects unit wants to talk to you -- Cop II is a rarity: a sequel that's as good as the original, if not better.
  2. Reviewed by: Johanna Steinmetz
    Mar 19, 2013
    75
    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Eddie Murphy has just paid himself a heartfelt compliment. Cut for cut, his Beverly Hills Cop II is almost a perfect match for the wildly successful "Beverly Hills Cop I," with only the crimes and the shticks changed to protect fans of the original. It could have been written by a witty computer. That's not all bad, given the quality of the model. [20 May 1987, p.C13]
  3. Reviewed by: Christine Arnold
    Mar 19, 2013
    63
    Cop II doesn't sizzle like the original. It plays like a movie made by the numbers, an excuse to trot out Murphy and let him reprise the moves that earned the first Cop $350 million and status as the top-grossing comedy in film history. [20 May 1987, p.D1]
  4. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Mar 19, 2013
    50
    Beverly Hills Cop II puts its mega-star through a medieval trial, an ordeal by dullness. Survive these surroundings, Eddie Murphy, and you must truly be one very funny guy. Well, Eddie survives, barely, and taking our cue straight from him, so do we, almost. [22 May 1987]
  5. Reviewed by: Hal Lipper
    Mar 19, 2013
    40
    Beverly Hills Cop II is practically a carbon copy of the original movie, which, at the very least, exhibited a glimmer of invention. The sequel is superior only in terms of technique. It looks slicker and sounds better; more like a music video. Its tone is fractionally more reserved. And there isn't the unsettling clash between humor and violence. [22 May 1987, p.1D]
  6. Reviewed by: David Sterritt
    Mar 19, 2013
    38
    The combination of caveman dialogue, overcooked action, and anything-for-an-effect performances is maddeningly crude even by cop-movie standards. [22 May 1987, p.23]
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Mar 19, 2013
    25
    Part 2 seems even more like a Stallone vehicle than the first movie. I'm not even sure it's intended as a comedy. It's filled wall to wall with the kind of routine action and violence that Hollywood extrudes by the yard and shrink-wraps to order.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    6
    I just watched this movie this afternoon, and i thought to myself: Well, it's not great, but its not bad either". It has its own share of laughter and action, and it is overall a pleasant movie. Collapse
  2. Sep 24, 2013
    5
    Cop II isn't as good as the original, but Eddie Murphy proves that the series still has some juice left in it with his performance that is equally funny as that of the first one. Expand

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