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good & bad eddie murphy movies - 21/6/2012 10:04:12 PM   
moviebuff73

 

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he has made some shit in his career (norbit, beverly hills cop 3, holy man, boomerang) but he has made a few movies too ( 48 hrs, beverly hills cop 1 & 2, daddy day care)

my good would be coming to america.
my bad would be pluto nash.
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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 21/6/2012 10:49:04 PM   
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BHC 2 & Daddy Day Care in the 'not shit' list?

You, sir, have issues!

Boomerang was okay and I'd include Bowfinger and Trading Places in the good list.

Not much else, though.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 21/6/2012 11:06:55 PM   
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BHC, 48hrs, Coming to America, Trading Places, Shrek (voice obviously) are the standouts by a mile. Haven't seen much of his films in recent years, but I think that's because they came with government health warnings. I did have a bit of a soft spot for the nutty professor though. And didn't tower heist have ok reviews? An honourable mention goes to the golden child as well, not the greatest film by any stretch but I watched the shit out of it when I was a kid.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 21/6/2012 11:18:43 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fuzzy

BHC, 48hrs, Coming to America, Trading Places, Shrek (voice obviously) are the standouts by a mile. Haven't seen much of his films in recent years, but I think that's because they came with government health warnings. I did have a bit of a soft spot for the nutty professor though. And didn't tower heist have ok reviews? An honourable mention goes to the golden child as well, not the greatest film by any stretch but I watched the shit out of it when I was a kid.


The Nutty Professor was genuinely the last time i found Eddie Funny (though I've not seen Tower Heist). I really enjoy Nutty Prof, its hilarious yet sad at the same time, and the end is great where he accepts his obesity. Ive not seen anything he has come out with since. They all look shit. They all are shit.

He is awesome in Dreamgirls. That film suffers from pacing issues but it is a classy movie. Murphy's character isnt a major player but Murphy's performance is excellent.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 22/6/2012 12:50:17 AM   
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Good: 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop,  Shrek 1 and 2, Bowfinger

Okay: Coming to America,

Bad. Pretty much everything else

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 22/6/2012 1:43:20 AM   
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Murphy films I like- 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Bowfinger, The Distinguished Gentleman and The Golden Child. Yes, I went there. It's totally a nostalgia thing, I admit that.

Murphy films I don't like- Beverly Hills Cop 3, Harlem Nights, Showtime, both Nutty Professor films

The rest I either haven't seen or don't mind. Metro has its moments and Life deserves a mention as it was the last R rated film he did.....

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 22/6/2012 12:54:16 PM   
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Not just Good, but God Damn AWESOME: Coming to America, Golden Child, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Bowfinger

Okay: Tower Heist, 48 Hrs, Holy Man, Another 48 Hrs, Beverly Hills Cop 2

Shit: All the rest

(I'm not counting Shrek movies)


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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 22/6/2012 2:32:32 PM   
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Favourites: 48 Hrs,  The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop1 & 2, The Golden Child, Showtime, Trading Places,

Good : Vampire in Brooklyn, Dr Dolittle 1 &2, Bowfinger, Shrek 1 & 3

Bad: I Spy, Boomerang, The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps, Holy Man, Life 


Metro, Beverly Hills Cop3, The Distinguished Gentleman and Coming to America have not seen in age.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 22/6/2012 6:49:09 PM   
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I'm going to be that guy but I actually enjoyed BHC3. Maybe I seen it at a young age or maybe I never got to a funpark but I really did enjoy it.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 23/6/2012 6:18:20 PM   
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Pretty much everything he did in the 80's bar The Golden Child is great/decent.

Most everything else ranges from ok to fucking awful.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 24/6/2012 6:50:06 PM   
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I actually quite like The Golden Child...



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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 24/6/2012 8:43:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sutty

I actually quite like The Golden Child...




Yup, me too. I watched it constantly when I was about 10 yrs old, so that might have something to do with it, but as far as Eddie goes its definitely not one of his worst. It's basically Axl Foley again with a bit of Big Trouble in Little China thrown in, same Asian-American actors too. Charles Dance was a good bad guy and it had some down right bizarre dream sequences if my memory serves.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 9/7/2012 7:56:43 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Scruffybobby

Good: 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop,  Shrek 1 and 2, Bowfinger

Okay: Coming to America,

Bad. Pretty much everything else


Agree with that completely, although I'd add Tower Heist to the good list - really enjoyed that one.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 10/7/2012 9:42:33 AM   
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Good: N/A
Okay: Bowfinger, Life, Trading Places & Beverly Hills Cop
Bad: Everything else.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 10/7/2012 10:16:34 AM   
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Top Tier: Trading Places

Very Good: Shrek 1 and 2, 48 hrs

Good: Beverly Hills Cop, Bowfinger

Meh: Nutty Professor, Coming to America

Why Eddie?: All the rest

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 10/8/2012 6:32:32 AM   
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Eddie Murphy must be a contender for one of the biggest Hollywood career nose dives ever, based purely on a movie quality basis.

How on earth can the same guy who starred and made comedy gold of such movies as Trading Places, Delirious, Beverley Hills Cop, and 48 Hours, end up in such dross as Norbit, Pluto Nash, and Meet Dave?!?!?

This guy at his peak, which was strangely at the start of his career, was a comedic genius. His timing and delivery was superb and he had a knack of lighting up a movie screen such was his presence. His stand up was legendary. What on earth happened? Did he get too old for comedy? Surely not. Leslie Neilson didn't an issue with comedy as he got older. In fact, it re-invigorated his entire career.
Personally I would love to see Eddie back to his best. He has had some peaks of late. Bowfinger and Dreamgirls provided some glimpses of what he is capable of, but he seems unable to produce consistantly anymore.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 10/8/2012 6:35:25 AM   
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Whoopsy!

I love Trading Places and Beverley Hills Cop and used to watch Coming to America a lot when I was kid (Soul Glo!), and I think Bowfinger was vastly under rated and over looked. Especially considering that you have two of Americas greatest ever comedians in Murphy and Martin delivering in spades.

I'm not gonna start listing the dross that Murphy has starred in over recent years. It's just too depressing.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 10/8/2012 5:02:54 PM   
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Trading Places has Jamie Lee Curtis. It rules all.

The rest are mostly meh. Coming to America is not bad. BHC is okay at chrimbo when my bro and I need something to relate to each other after football has been exhausted.

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RE: good & bad eddie murphy movies - 10/8/2012 6:49:17 PM   
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Trading Places and The Golden Child are frequently watched, but I honestly can't think of any others that I've seen.

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