Beverly Hills Cop III
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Detroit cop Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles yet another time, this time on the trail of a pair of murderous auto thieves. His search for the criminals leads to a final showdown at the WonderWorld theme park in this action comedy, the third in the Beverly Hills Cop series.
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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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