Excerpt: Beverly Hills Cop wouldn’t be the same without its music. It’s not about some cheesy “pure ’80s” style, but a backdrop that becomes the perfect accompaniment to the shenanigans of Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy).
Excerpt: One of the all-time 80’s comedy classics, Beverly Hills Cop was also the biggest money-maker at the box office in 1984. A rising Hollywood star, a fun comedic story, a great supporting cast and a hit soundtrack all came together in this prototypical 80’s blockbuster.
Excerpt: The Movie Wending its way through the studio system for years, the script for Beverly Hills Cop went on to become one of the most admired of the 1980s (more than one screenwriting textbook references it) before serving as the blueprint for a genuine blockbuster.
Conclusion: Nearly thirty years later, 'Beverly Hills Cop' remains a hilarious joyride of comedy and action. The 1984 box-office smash proved Eddie Murphy was a major draw in Hollywood, fully employing his amazing talent with witty dialogue and alternating personalities.
Conclusion: Beverly Hills Cop wouldn't be worth the time of day without Eddie Murphy. There's nothing here, except for the music, that's not made exponentially better by Murphy's enthusiasm and mastery of not only the specific role but also the style that's made him and the movie such a gargantuan success.
Conclusion: Beverly Hills Cop is still great almost 30 years later, and was one of the first film to break the mold in funny cop-action-dramas. Eddie Murphy is great and all of the supporting characters are also great.