Coming to America (2007) THE SETUP Sweetly naive African Prince Akeem (Murphy) searches for a bride in Queens, N.Y. VINTAGE EDDIE The barbershop scene, in which Murphy played several…
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Coming to America (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Eddie Murphy; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

THE SETUP Sweetly naive African Prince Akeem (Murphy) searches for a bride in Queens, N.Y.

VINTAGE EDDIE The barbershop scene, in which Murphy played several characters, paved the way for the Nutty Professor films.

WORTHY EXTRAS? Hardly. Making-of docs pass over the juiciest parts: Murphy's on-set fisticuffs with director John Landis and writer Art Buchwald's plagiarism lawsuit. B

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints