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  • Summary: In this spoof of cop buddy movies, a no-nonsense LAPD detective (De Niro) is forced to star on a reality-based TV show with a frustrated actor-turned-LAPD patrolman (Murphy).
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 18 out of 34
  1. From frame one Showtime displays an ingenuity, cleverness and briskness that never flags.
  2. Humorous but much too predictable send-up of reality TV and the sheer banality of it all.
  3. It's a wretchedly dumb, lazy and incoherent movie that's magically rendered watchable by Eddie Murphy's charm and Robert De Niro's presence.
  4. A flat-out cynical attempt to launch a new Lethal Weapon-like franchise.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    A shrill, strained and shallow riff on a tired idea.
  6. De Niro seems to be reacting to nothing so much as the lame movie he's stuck in.
  7. 10
    Should come with a disclaimer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. TDizzle
    Oct 20, 2006
    10
    this movie was hilarious, good stuff! Robert DeNiro's attitude is hilarious, and Eddie Murphy
  2. Mar 22, 2014
    5
    Showtime is living proof that Eddie Murphy's career has just gone downhill. From Harlem Nights to A Thousand Words, he needs to stop makingShowtime is living proof that Eddie Murphy's career has just gone downhill. From Harlem Nights to A Thousand Words, he needs to stop making movies. Thank god that veteran actor DeNiro wasn't phased by this movie. Overall, the film was a tedious, mediocre, and uninspiring satire. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    4
    Showtime has a few moments that make you chuckle but the whole story seems discombobulated. You would think that a comedy with Murphy and DeShowtime has a few moments that make you chuckle but the whole story seems discombobulated. You would think that a comedy with Murphy and De Niro would work....it should have but the storyline was just one that didn't allow the actors to really flourish in a buddy cop type movie. Drop the whole reality show premises and you might have had a decent flick but with it Showtime is just to unbelievable. Expand

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