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  • Summary: Axel Foley is back tracking rumors of a counterfeit money ring operating out of a theme park. This time it's personal because the baddies involved killed his boss.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Brown
    60
    Landis's handling of the cop business is unnecessarily laborious, but Murphy's patented insincerity is winning. And a few of the slapstick set pieces are genuinely thrilling, especially a riotous nighttime chase scene.
  2. The Beverly Hills Cop formula shows serious signs of wear in its third outing as Eddie Murphy tries desperately to hold onto his tough-guy, mock-grin edge while screenwriters and director John Landis do little more than stir-fry lame gags with furious but tiresome fusilades of gunfire. [25 May 1994, p.E1]
  3. 50
    The comedy is mostly restricted to one-liners, some of which aren't funny. And the action is uninspired, barely tapping the vast potential of an amusement park chase film.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    25
    Beverly Hills Cop III is perhaps the dumbest of the cop trio. There are no surprises, there's no real police work to unravel, and there are no mysteries. It's all very predictable with lots of gunplay, noise, and blood. [3 Jun 1994]
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    25
    Although the limits on Beverly Hills Cop III are pretty obvious, it's not a total write-off. Still, it's time to stop making movies about Murphy's Motown cop and start making one about Serge. [25 May 1994, p.69]
  6. 12
    Whatever juice is left in the "Cop" franchise or in the once unstoppable career of Eddie Murphy peters out ignominiously in this poor excuse for a sequel.
  7. Beverly Hills Cop III is made with so little spark, humor, and internal logic that it makes me better appreciate these other recent Murphy movies where the actor/comedian at least stretched his persona and attempted something apart from the action comedy mold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. PeteS.
    Sep 9, 2007
    10
    Top film! really enjoyable and one that can be watched over again!
  2. JoeM.
    Sep 24, 2007
    9
    I actually liked this movie.
  3. neriob
    Aug 11, 2009
    9
    My god this movie got a 15 really it wasn't that bad at all I loved it when i was younger and watched it again recently and it still is awesome.
  4. RyanS
    Jan 9, 2008
    7
    Really doesn't deserve its current rating. Not the best out of the series by far, but still an enjoyable film.
  5. Aug 7, 2011
    7
    saw this movie its more kid friendly than the other 2 but its funny. somewhat enjoyable its honestly not that bad of a movie... idk whysaw this movie its more kid friendly than the other 2 but its funny. somewhat enjoyable its honestly not that bad of a movie... idk why reviewers gave it bad reviews theres obviously movies 10x worst. if youve seen the first 2 then this one will also be fun. Expand
  6. BigCheese
    Sep 23, 2007
    3
    Gutless sequel with little to no humor. A complete waste.
  7. Mar 26, 2014
    1
    What happened? The first two (mostly the first one) was the start of a very promising series! In this one, the violence is very bland and theWhat happened? The first two (mostly the first one) was the start of a very promising series! In this one, the violence is very bland and the plot is even more formulaic. And the bombshell is that Eddie Murphy didn't play the character like he did in the first two. Expand

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