Beverly Hills Cop III
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The third entry in the popular Beverly Hills Cop series finds Detroit cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) returning yet again to Southern California, this time on the trail of two car thieves turned murderers. As he teams up again with L.A. cop Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold), Foley's investigation leads him to Wonder World, a theme park that is also the front for a major counterfeiting ring. More action and less wit are the trademarks of this film, which features Murphy dishing out his usual wisecracks, but with less flair and freshness than in the original film. Alan Young plays the old man… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

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"It's one of the most cynically engineered sequels ever."
‑ Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times
"The movie... isn't nearly as fresh as the first Cop flick was. But I must admit that it's a whole lot more enjoyable than the contemptible crashathon known as Beverly Hills Cop II."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Looks like it's time for Axel Foley to hang up his Detroit Lions jacket and retire his badge and gun."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"Beverly Hills Cop III is resoundingly joyless."
‑ , People Magazine
"If Murphy looks bored by the whole thing, that fine character actor Hector Elizondo adds some genuine quirkiness."
‑ Adrian Turner, Radio Times
"Landis relies on routine action -- and cameos by such noted filmmakers as George Lucas, John Singleton, Martha Coolidge and others -- to hide the fact that there's no engine under his movie's hood."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Eddie Murphy needs to shoot off his mouth. It's his best weapon, and the one that's unique to his arsenal. When a movie mostly requires him to shoot off a gun he becomes just another action star, and another talent wasted in lazily miscalculated material."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Really quite awful."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"The movie is like an advertisement for the 19 recently banned assault weapons."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"BHCIII features one great stunt but a dearth of laughs."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
"The mix of violence and laughs never gels, the rejoinders are snapless, the pace slack."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Steven E. de Souza's script has Foley following a trail of murder and deception into an L. A. amusement park called WonderWorld. The director, John Landis, fails to exploit the possibilities."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"Murphy's trademark delivery is still impudently subversive, but it's too often wasted on unworthy opponents."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Beverly Hills Cop III -- a movie trying to exploit what's left of a 10-year-old idea -- has some nerve satirizing Disney World's money-grubbing commercialism."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"A wrong-headed, too-formulaic revisiting of the once-entertaining franchise."
‑ , Film4
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