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Movie Review: 'Beverly Hills Cop III'

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Beverly Hills Cop III

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold
genre:
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D+

Reteaming Eddie Murphy with director John Landis seemed like a good idea, since the two were responsible for a couple of Murphy’s biggest non-BHC hits — 1983’s Trading Places and 1988’s Coming to America. Yet this latest Axel Foley adventure has just one good idea: the staging of a climactic gun battle at an amusement park. To be fair, casting B-movie stalwart John Saxon as a villain was a pleasingly retro move, but bringing back the justifiably underemployed Bronson Pinchot to reprise his role as the obnoxious Serge from the original was a revealingly desperate one. C

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