Beverly Hills Cop III
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Comedy takes a back seat to action in this third go-round for Eddie Murphy as wisecracking Detroit cop Axel Foley, who tackles bad guys in posh Beverly Hills.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 25, 1994
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A dismal third outing for Eddie Murphy as Detroit cop Axel Foley.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The mix of violence and laughs never gels, the rejoinders are snapless, the pace slack.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

Looks like it's time for Axel Foley to hang up his Detroit Lions jacket and retire his badge and gun.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

It's one of the most cynically engineered sequels ever.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Empire Magazine

Really quite awful.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle 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.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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.

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TV Guide

Murphy's trademark delivery is still impudently subversive, but it's too often wasted on unworthy opponents.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
I've spoken at grat length in my film reviews about the disappointing nature of threequels. Most of the time the disappointment comes from the first film… More
Randy Tippy
I can't decide which is worse, plagiarist remakes or regurgitated sequels?
Aj V
The third and last movie of this series follows the same formula as the last one, there are no surprises, in fact it's worse than the second one. I did… More
Cassandra Maples
Eddie Murphy's third outing as Detroit police detective Axel Foley who seems to have made more of a crime fighting contribution to Beverly Hills still… More
Dean King
The weakest in the series by quite a way. The first 2 were very good and I thought the second film was the best, just a bit slicker than the other two.… More
Al S
A brillant piece of fun. Loaded with non-stop action and wicked comedy.