Holy Man
Holy Man (1998)

In this sharp-edged, high-octane comedic look at life, love, and television home shopping, Murphy is an inspirational televangelist who hilariously proves his message -- that, in today's world, shopping by television can be a religious… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 9, 1998
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

It may not be earthshaking, but this calmly competent feel-good movie shows that a little sincerity can go a long way.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This screenplay was in no shape to be filmed; perhaps the filmmakers assumed that the mere presence of Eddie Murphy would repair its wrongs and give them a big opening weekend.

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Richard Luck

Leaves you wondering whether there really is a God.

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Leonard Klady

The material lacks a biting edge.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film never really explains where G came from or where he's going.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Good intentions abound, but we all know where they lead.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.

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James Berardinelli

While Murphy probably has what it takes to make the comedian-to-serious actor transition, he needs to do what Martin, Williams, and Carrey did: hold out for a good script.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A thought-provoking but uneven comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Holy Man is one of the worst films that Eddie Murphy has done. This is the type of film that is void of effective humor and has a bad script to rely on. This is… More
Dean McKenna
This comedy misfire is an unfocused assortment of half-based ideas without the benefit of a star to hold it all together, since Eddie Murphy's… More
Nicki Marie
One of Eddie Murphy's better ones. (I know that is not saying a whole lot). It's not overly funny, but it does have quite a nice message to it. Sweet.
xGary Xx
Reasonable well-meaning but preachy comedy, that seemed more than a little hypocritical to me. Nice to see Murphy doing something different to his usual mugging… More
Lucas Martins
Holy Shit! God forgiven this filmmakes, they don't know that they are doing!
Jason Spencer
It had funny parts. The cast was ok but this was during the period when Eddie just wasn't making any good movies. I don't think he's gotten… More