In such an over saturated genre its near impossible to be original. The whiff of Hollywood schmooze is strong here but theres a heart to it which kept me watching. Ultimately it never truly settles on being a comedy or action film instead wavering between the two with some average editing and screenplay. it is however far better than some of the negative reviews I saw would give it credit for! Light if unadventurous entertainment.
The moment Showtime begins to take itself even remotely seriously, it loses whatever edge it might have had -- and that occurs less than 15 minutes into the proceedings. The best time for Showtime is no time.
A disgrace to the talents of Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy, but it's not enough just to say that. It's also a disgrace to the talents of Rene Russo and whoever drove the coffee truck to the set every day.
A buddy cop movie that pretends to spoof buddy cop movies along with reality TV shows, Showtime is so lazy and artless that … that … it saps my will to come up with a good quip: Witless in itself, it is the source of witlessness in others.
Showtime 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.
Showtime 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 **** 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.