Boomerang (1992)

Eddie Murphy plays Marcus Graham, a hotshot ad exec who's also an insatiable womanizer. He is thus hardly prepared for his new boss, Jacqueline, played by Robin Givens. In terms of things romantic, Jacqueline is nothing more or less… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lawrence Cohn

In Boomerang Eddie Murphy straitjackets himself in an ill-fitting comedy vehicle that's desperately in need of a reality check.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

There's something paradoxical about the ease he radiates in playing a man who is supposed to be a smashing success. As an underdog, Mr. Murphy worked much harder.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

An attempt at a more sophisticated, grown-up comedy for Murphy, focusing on adults in a workplace, and on adult, sexual relationships.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The general idea is to exploit a certain amount of role reversal, and Reginald Hudlin, who directed House Party, does a fairly good job of making this fun.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

For all the sex talk in Boomerang, there's very little nudity. The only thing naked is Murphy's vanity.

Brian Orndorf

The cop-out conclusion doesn't dilute the playfulness the Hudlins are always interested in providing. I only wish they had the opportunity to work with Murphy again.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

The film is far too slick to be ineffective, but its attempts to play with the sex-war theme are often unbelievably crass.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Boomerang is the funniest, most sophisticated movie of Eddie Murphy's career.

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Lloyd Bradley
Empire Magazine

Then there's the input from Warrington and Reginald Hudlin, producer and director respectively, who succeed in creating a comedy which, unusually for a Murphy film, also exists around him.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
90's romantic fluff starring Eddie Murphy as a serial womaniser. The highlight for me was Eartha Kitt and also Robin Givens (is it just me, or does she… More
xGary Xx
Crude, sexist, charmless garbage.
Ross Collins
Eddie Murphy in a romantic comedy about a womaniser falling for his superior boss.
Deb S
The story of a womanizer Marcus (Eddie Murphy) who is a notorious player that dumps his victims after getting them in the sack. He finally meets his match when… More
danny d
pretty funny flick about a guy with a mac daddy vibe
Sunil Jawahir
It's not so clever but when it's funny, it's funny.