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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"Like most flicks conceived as marketing vehicles, it's hollow at the core."
‑ , Globe and Mail
"The most lackluster entry in the franchise."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"Murphy once swore never to make another Beverly Hills Cop movie and never to work with John Landis again. He should have kept both promises."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"There's absolutely no excuse for this."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Truly abysmal and half-hearted attempt to keep this particular cash-boat afloat. Where's the John Landis I remember?"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Gimmicks replace characterization at every turn."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"One wonders where the Eddie Murphy of 48 Hours and Trading Places has gone. The irreverence is still there, but there's no verve or freshness."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The original is great, the sequel entertaining, the third one absolutely unnecessary."
‑ James Plath,
"Unimaginative sequel that somewhat successfully balances action and comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Whereas the first two in the series are moderately successful in their blending of comedy and action, the final instalment in the trilogy is an outright bore."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"[A] goofy vanity project."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Time to go back and stay on the East coast."
‑ Steve Crum,
"The thrill is gone, long gone."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"The beginning of the end of Murphy's career"
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"So what was wrong with it? The director, John Landis, and lack of energy. I keep wanting to tell Murphy to go get some caffeine -- lots of it."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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