Coming to America Full Movie Reviews

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John - wrote on 02/05/2017

Coming To America, for me, is a bit of a disappointment. It's one of those films that comes along every now and then, which, while being by a director who's proved his credentials with films like Animal House and An American Werewolf In London, is a little less than great.

Perhaps it's a little unfair of me to suggest that all the blame for the film being a bit 'so what' lies squarely at Landis's door. Although the movie seriously lacks his directorial flair, most of the blame should be put the way of the script.

The jokes start in the vein of toilet humour and steadily get worse - more and more predictable, and less and less sophisticated. Not that the toilet humour is sophisticated.

The script also falls down in the material stakes. What I mean by that is, surely, if you've …

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/31/2011

Eddie Murphy has been one of the funniest comedians around. The performers include Arsenio Hall (with 4 roles mainly Semmi), James Earl Jones as King Joffer, Madge Sinclair as Queen Aoleon, Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell and John Amos as Cleo McDowell, the owner of the McDonalds ripoff McDowells. A Prince from Zamunda tries to find a bride in America, Queens New York to be specific since it the prince says "What better place to find a queen than the city of Queens?." Eddie Murphy stretches his acting ability with 4 roles before his role Nutty Professor began. He became Prince Akeem, Clarence, Randy Watson and Saul. Coming to America has probably one of the best comedic scenes on film. The servants aiding the prince in his usual morning routines of brushing his teeth and bathing him …

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