Beverly Hills Cop II
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

The young black cop from Detroit is still on vacation in Beverly Hills. In this sequel to the 1984 original, he is attempting to find the mastermind of a series of violent robberies in spite of a mean-spirited Chief of Police..

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 20, 1987
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Eddie Murphy remains appealing as the wisecracking Axel Foley, but Beverly Hills Cop II doesn't take him -- or the viewer -- anywhere new enough to justify a sequel.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The film seems... to be a precisely timed affair: so many seconds for this, so many for that, and the natural flow of the story be damned.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Nothing] really, except a delivery system for Murphy. But Murphy in those days was appealing enough that this proves to be very nearly sufficient.

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Fred Topel

Fun sequel

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What is comedy? That's a pretty basic question, I know, but Cop II never thought to ask it.

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Beth Accomando

Been there and done that better.

Kevin A. Ranson

Perhaps the pinnacle of Eddie Murphy's career.

Cathy Burke
United Press International

Wonderfully fast and action-packed.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

Not as good as the original, but fast and funny enough to suffice fans

Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

Skip this one and go back to the first 'Cop.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
When it comes to making sequels, the standard approach in Hollywood is to offer more of the same. Sometimes this is just a case of retaining the same actors,… More
Lenny Muggsy
Not bad, memorable moments aren't there, Eddie Murphy can only laugh so much. The first movie made so much money that sequels were inevitable, but Beverly… More
Directors Cat
Although its much sillier than its more memorable predecessor, this is a funny sequel with a charismatic performance from Murphy with good slapstick and the… More
Aj V
This sequel is basically the same as the first, and it's just as fun too, but seeing as it's so much like the first, I couldn't rate it higher,… More
Ken Stachnik
Wow, there are more cuts in the first ten minutes of this movie than their are in all of the first film. And that's not a bad thing, Tony Scott turns up… More
Wahida K
Eddie Murphy in 80`s. He d never change, I even think this guy even never ages. Beverly Hills Cop is one great classic.