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Brewster's Millions
The seventh cinema adaptation of the venerable stage farce Brewster's Millions stars Richard Pryor as Montgomery Brewster, a third-rate baseball player. Much to his amazement, Brewster discovers that he is related to deceased millionaire Rupert Horn (Hume Cronyn, who appears only in a videotaped "living will"). Even more amazing is the fact that Horn has left Brewster his entire $300 million fortune. The catch? Brewster must spend $30 million within 30 days, or he'll be left with nothing (in the earlier incarnations of Brewster's Millions, the hero was required to spend… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tamed Pryor in '80s comedy with some salty language."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Hardly the finest version of this old yarn"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Classic Richard Pryor"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"Compared to Which Way Is Up?, Brewster's is a work of art. Even on it's own merits, Brewster's is above average."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Lame recycled flick that wants to be "Arthur" and "Trading Places" but isn't."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A film of unrealized potential."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Great to see Walter Hill shifting genres. Pryor is a standout."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Just don't look for any messages of financial responsibility."
‑ Christopher Null,
"One version too many of the classic comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A flat, gutless remake."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A simplistic remake of an oft-told tale. Pryor does PG like porn stars do Shakespeare."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Pryor appears to self-delete expletives in Brewster's Millions by making a litany of far more offensive Stepin Fetchit facial expressions."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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