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Coming to America (1988)

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Starring (View all)
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson
Garcelle Beauvais Garcelle Beauvais
Rose Bearer
Feather Feather
Rose Bearer
Victoria Dillard Victoria Dillard
Bather / Dancer
Midori Midori
Bather
James Earl Jones James Earl Jones
King Jaffe Joffer
Madge Sinclair Madge Sinclair
Queen Aoleon


Written by (View all)
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
(story)
David Sheffield David Sheffield
(screenplay)


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A disappointing movie

12 years, 4 months ago at Oct 4 12:27
1 vote
By now, I have seen almost all the movie starring Eddie Murphy and it is a real shame that, nowadays, he shows up only in some very average, even very bad flicks. However, back in the 80's, he was really a superstar and his movies were highly successful. For example, this movie was a huge success at the box-office and it is considered as one of his classics. So, with this in mind, I had some rathe... read more

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10 years, 10 months ago at Apr 26 0:04
1 vote
This is an African American CLASSIC. An exceptionally well made film. Everybody loves it but the critics. It could be that they have a hard time seeing anybody depict Africans as Royalty anywhere, the starving Ethiopian image is better suited to their taste, or better yet, the African American slave or criminal even. Get over it, this is a Great Romance/Dramedy

Likable film, Murphy shines

1 year, 1 month ago at Jan 7 14:59
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I don't think it is John Landis's best film or anything, but there are a lot of very likable things about this film. I agree that when the film slows down, some the jokes do too and the pacing lags slightly then. That said, it is confidently directed, has a sweet story and the jokes that work do outweigh the ones that don't quite. The film looks good too, with some interesting locations and lush c... read more
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An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Release date: 29 June 1988
UPC: 097363215776
Tags: Comedy (36), Romance (15), 1988 (9), Prince (9), New York (6), 1980s (6), (5), Nightclub (5), King (5), Blockbuster (5), Flirting (5), Fish Out Of Water (5), Father Son Relationship (5), Adventure (5), America (4), Urban Decay (4), Royalty (4), Barber (4), African American (4), Suburbia (4)
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Likable film, Murphy shines

“I don't think it is John Landis's best film or anything, but there are a lot of very likable things about this film. I agree that when the film slows down, some the jokes do too and the pacing lags slightly then. That said, it is confidently directed, has a sweet story and the jokes that work do outweigh the ones that don't quite. The film looks good too, with some interesting locations and lush cinematography and the soundtrack is memorable. Eddie Murphy does a fine job carrying the film and manages to be very likable, not to mention some fun cameos of his courtesy of clever make-up. Arsenio Hall is good too, and it is wonderful to see James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair again, same with scene stealers Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy. So in conclusion, I like Coming to America very much, and” read more

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