Movie Review: 'Beverly Hills Cop III' (1994) Reteaming Eddie Murphy with director John Landis seemed like a good idea, since the two were responsible for a couple of Murphy's biggest non-BHC hits… R Action/Adventure Comedy Mystery and Thriller Eddie Murphy Judge Reinhold
Movie Review

Movie Review: 'Beverly Hills Cop III' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold

Reteaming Eddie Murphy with director John Landis seemed like a good idea, since the two were responsible for a couple of Murphy's biggest non-BHC hits — 1983's Trading Places and 1988's Coming to America. Yet this latest Axel Foley adventure has just one good idea: the staging of a climactic gun battle at an amusement park. To be fair, casting B-movie stalwart John Saxon as a villain was a pleasingly retro move, but bringing back the justifiably underemployed Bronson Pinchot to reprise his role as the obnoxious Serge from the original was a revealingly desperate one. C

Originally posted Nov 11, 1994 Published in issue #248 Nov 11, 1994 Order article reprints