Beverly Hills Cop 1984

Critics score:
83 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Mr. Murphy knows exactly what he's doing, and he wins at every turn. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: It's one of the few star comedies of the early 80s to allot some humor and personality to the minor characters. Read more

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: Murphy exudes the kind of cheeky, cocky charm that has been missing from the screen since Cagney was a pup, snarling his way out of the ghetto. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Eddie Murphy looks like the latest victim of the Star Magic Syndrome, in which it is assumed that a movie will be a hit simply because it stars an enormously talented person. Read more

Time Out: The connecting stuff is just bagatelle. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Expectations that Eddie Murphy's street brand of rebelliousness would devastate staid and glittery Beverly Hills are not entirely met in a film that grows increasingly dramatic. Read more