Best Defense
Best Defense (1984)

Comedians Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy respectively play an engineer who creates a military defense component for a tank and a soldier on duty in the Arabian desert who has to try to figure out how it works.

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: January 27, 2004
Add Your Rating
User Score

Also Available On

Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It really isn't easy to make a movie as mind-bendingly bad as Best Defense. It takes hard work, a very great deal of money and people so talented that it matters when they fail with such utter lack of distinction.

Full review…
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Aiming for the zaniness of Catch-22, this comedy misfires.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A dismally unfunny shambles.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Try as they may, neither the cast nor the filmmakers can cover up the fact that this movie, like Moore's prototype, is a dud.

Full review…
More reviews for Best Defense

Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Disappointing, Best Defense, have a poor, but clever, screenplay, poor direction and nothing funny moments. A low point in Dudley Moore's career. It's… More
xGary Xx
Let's face it, Dudley Moore's film career STANK! A film of two halves, with Moore and Murphy featuring in two different stories, neither of which are… More
Dean McKenna
Hideously unfunny star comedy remarkable in that the two stars never actually appear on screen together.