Paramount Pictures | Release Date: June 29, 1988
8.6
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Universal acclaim based on 75 Ratings
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deeznutsAug 19, 2007
The critics are wrong, this movie was GREAT. So many classic lines and absolutely hilarious, Eddie Murphy's best.
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VincentV.Jul 17, 2008
The movie's story isn't that original, but Eddie Murphy delivers a good job and the most jokes are quite funny.
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marc5477Oct 20, 2015
One of the better comedies to come out of the 80s, it is a bit crude due to its age but the characters are simply unforgettable from the stars to the supporting cast. When you can remember supporting characters clearly, you know that a movieOne of the better comedies to come out of the 80s, it is a bit crude due to its age but the characters are simply unforgettable from the stars to the supporting cast. When you can remember supporting characters clearly, you know that a movie did something right though it does not hurt to have people like James Earl Jones playing a comedic supporting cast in your movie. From the slutty sister, to the yukky hair family and the barbers, all the characters made an impact despite very limited screen time. This is very hard to do in a 2 hour movie and although its cheesy, I actually thought that the love interest is believable making the movie better than one might expect. In my opinion, this movie is probably Eddie Murphy's best comedic performance. Hint, you should watch this movie after Trading Places since it makes a funny reference to the other movie. Expand
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SpangleJan 17, 2014
Hilarious. Easily my favorite Eddie Murphy of the 80's. The vast majority of the jokes work out pretty well as this one is enjoyable from beginning to end. Not sure how the critics did not love this one or how they can call this a romanticHilarious. Easily my favorite Eddie Murphy of the 80's. The vast majority of the jokes work out pretty well as this one is enjoyable from beginning to end. Not sure how the critics did not love this one or how they can call this a romantic comedy. Yes, there is a romantic element, but it doesn't make it a romantic comedy. Really funny movie right here. Expand
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8
survivorfan989Apr 23, 2013
A decent 80's Comedy that has taken me a while to see and I'm not sure why as I do love a good Eddie Murphy flick. He's had better but its nice to see some of his earlier work. It has some good laughs thanks to Eddie & Arsenio Hall mostly butA decent 80's Comedy that has taken me a while to see and I'm not sure why as I do love a good Eddie Murphy flick. He's had better but its nice to see some of his earlier work. It has some good laughs thanks to Eddie & Arsenio Hall mostly but the cast as a whole were very funny. Story is a little predictable but still quite funny and it showed what was to come for characters like The Klumps that Eddie would play in the future. Overall a good film and a must-see for Eddie fans! Expand
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kyle20ellisAug 25, 2016
One of the better comedies to come out of the 80s, it is a bit crude due to its age but the characters are simply unforgettable from the stars to the supporting cast. When you can remember supporting characters clearly, you know that a movieOne of the better comedies to come out of the 80s, it is a bit crude due to its age but the characters are simply unforgettable from the stars to the supporting cast. When you can remember supporting characters clearly, you know that a movie did something right though it does not hurt to have people like James Earl Jones playing a comedic supporting cast in your movie. From the slutty sister, to the yukky hair family and the barbers, all the characters made an impact despite very limited screen time. This is very hard to do in a 2 hour movie and although its cheesy, I actually thought that the love interest is believable making the movie better than one might expect. In my opinion, this movie is probably Eddie Murphy's best comedic performance. Hint, you should watch this movie after Trading Places since it makes a funny reference to the other movie Expand
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EpicLadySpongeApr 7, 2016
Coming to America easily kills the playground of laughter by actually a few minutes of laughter and then silence just randomly pops out of nowhere from all the laughing. This 'comedy' needs a little bit of improving, but works great as just aComing to America easily kills the playground of laughter by actually a few minutes of laughter and then silence just randomly pops out of nowhere from all the laughing. This 'comedy' needs a little bit of improving, but works great as just a plain movie. Expand
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