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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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Ghetto cop heads for upscale California. Huge hit, and Ed howls at his own jokes. Read the review
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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.
Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine  full review
 
It's one of the few star comedies of the early 80s to allot some humor and personality to the minor characters.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader  full review
 
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.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
 
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.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
Mr. Murphy knows exactly what he's doing, and he wins at every turn.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
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