Overall Rank: 21751
Average Rating: 2/4
# of Ratings: 54
Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/1986
Genre: Adventure, Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Michael Ritchie
Actors: J.L. Reate, Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, James Hong
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Yojimbo - wrote on 10/01/2012
Another in a seemingly endless parade of Eddie Murphy's turkeys. Charles Dance completely embarrasses himself and it has all the elements of Murphy most hateful and charmless work. Typical of the kind of a 1980s "action" "comedy" that has a liberal dose of neither.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/15/2012
On of 80s-era Eddie Murphy's weaker efforts. Tries, once again, to mix action with comedy, but the Eastern Buddhist story is just not the right fit. Stick with Beverly Hills Cop or 48 Hrs. for your fix.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 09/11/2018
It's really just not that funny or exciting. Eddie Murphy takes a strange side venture in this comedy/fantasy/adventure about a social worker (Murphy) who gets wrapped up in a quest to rescue a magical child from a demonic villain (Dance).
Murphy has his moments, the highlight being a test of character involving a cup of water and a bottomless pit. But he lapses between being the comic relief or the straightman It doesn't help that his exotic sidekick Charlotte Lewis is not a good actress, although she's very pretty. Charles Dance seems to know the movie's garbage but he's genuinely intimidating. Victor Wong provides some welcome humor as a crass version of the cliched "wise old man".
There really isn't much action aside from some fight scenes and by the third act, the movie expects …
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