Excerpt: A streetwise cop from the projects of Detroit goes to Beverly Hills to investigate the execution-style murder of a childhood friend. Beverly Hills Cop was one of the first wave of 80s action-comedies that conquered the American box office and is still a formula followed to this day. It's the story of a stranger in a strange land as the kid from the ghettos is amused and bemused by the playthings of the idle rich while seeing how the other half live..
Summary: The "classic" Eddie Murphy is in top form in this action/comedy hybrid that spawned lesser sequels. This original is a great view and is purely 80s entertainment, and good entertainment at that. For those lamenting where Murphy is now, pop this in and remember the good times.
Summary: A very funny movie with a very funny guy. Eddie Murphy is the unbeaten king of comedy, and he shows it right here in this movie. With his smart talk and fast lines, he makes it throught the whole adventure. And the people who are assigned to make it all even funnier are Judge Reinhold and John Ashton. Directed by Martin Brest, this movie breaks you jaws as you try to get up from the floor in your laugh attack!
Excerpt: "Beverly Hills Cop" is an action comedy that still holds up. Eddie Murphy is at his best when he is forced to improvise in difficult situations. Murphy's irreverent "bad cop" is nicely balanced by the "good cops" in Beverly Hills, especially John Ashton and Judge Reinhold. Steven Berkoff plays the icy drug smuggler, and is also a nice foil for Murphy.