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  • Summary: New York marketing exec Marcus Graham is a wolf in chic clothing, a ladies' man dedicated life, liberty and the happiness of pursuit. But what goes around comes around. (Paramount Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. 90
    Boomerang is the funniest, most sophisticated movie of Eddie Murphy's career; it's a sleek, dexterous satire, with a slew of rich comic performances that remind us of everything we loved about Murphy in the first place.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Hunter
    75
    The movie then becomes a story of salvation: how Murphy's Marcus, through the love of a better woman (Halle Berry) manages to rediscover both his decency and his humanity. And yet, pretty much, it stays funny. [01 Jul 1992]
  3. 75
    The real surprise of the movie is Eddie Murphy, who finds his character and stays with him.
  4. Reviewed by: lloyd Bradley
    60
    This is cornily predictable stuff, but it raises itself on a number of counts, with Murphy's transformation from a self-assured cocksman to bewildered, lovesick drip being approached with greater gusto than might be expected.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    The movie, though, is more of the same: another current comedy with want-to-see elements that fails to deliver the goods. [01 Jul 1992]
  6. The pace is a little too languid, and the vulgarity a little too frequent, for the movie to work as intended.
  7. It's not even funny. Nor does it contain half the wit or charm as the old Doris Day sex comedies it so resembles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 2, 2013
    9
    Although this movie wasn't a critical success, it certainly got the attention of movie goers and for good reason. This movie still remainsAlthough this movie wasn't a critical success, it certainly got the attention of movie goers and for good reason. This movie still remains one of my favorite romantic comedies ever created. With a great cast, fantastic comedy, heartfelt moments and a wonderful soundtrack...this movie delivers in every way. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    6
    I'm personally not a big fan of Eddie Murphy but this was a decent performance, it was nice seeing Halle Berry in this movie, and the storyI'm personally not a big fan of Eddie Murphy but this was a decent performance, it was nice seeing Halle Berry in this movie, and the story was good, a little cliche perhaps but fun. Average romantic comedy movie. Expand

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