The Distinguished Gentleman
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

A smooth-talking confidence trickster makes his way into congress (where the cynical would suggest he'd have plenty of company) in this comedy. Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) is a con man from Florida who gets the bright idea… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 4, 1992
DVD Release Date: November 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

An OK Murphy vehicle, but still the same old hip black guy smarter than the white men routine.

Scott Weinberg

Tepid Eddie Murphy political farce.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Deb S
Eddie Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson, a hustler and con artist, who finds out that running for Congress will earn him more money than he does now. He… More
Jonny Crumley
Not bad. A lot funnier than I was expecting. It reminds you just how funny Eddie Murphy can be and how far he's fallen.
Leo L