Best Defense
Best Defense (1984)

Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy try but fail to bring this flat comedy to life, while the story itself is hampered by intercutting between the years of 1982 in Los Angeles (Moore) and 1984 in Kuwait (Murphy), with no explanation of how these… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 20, 1984
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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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.

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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.

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TV 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.

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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.