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Beverly Hills Cop

Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated.
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Netflix Rating: 3.8
NYT Critics' Pick
Ghetto cop heads for upscale California. Huge hit, and Ed howls at his own jokes. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 83%
Critics' score: 83   Audience score: 73   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Mr. Murphy knows exactly what he's doing, and he wins at every turn. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

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. full review

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine

It's one of the few star comedies of the early 80s to allot some humor and personality to the minor characters. full review

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

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. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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. full review

Variety Staff, Variety
full review by Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
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