Coming to America Reviews

January 29, 2019
This comedy is generally tame and sappy... what we get is homogenized Eddie Murphy, drained of his kinetic comic charm and smiling sass.
December 9, 2017
Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, takes a lame idea and some very talented comedic actors and manages to avoid a complete disaster. But just barely.
June 6, 2009
The director is ... rather distracted; John Landis seems to be browsing through the scenes rather than gobbling them down.
October 18, 2008
Starts on a bathroom joke, quickly followed by a gag about private parts, then wanders in search of something equally original for Eddie Murphy to do for another couple of hours.
July 22, 2005
July 4, 2004
July 1, 2004
November 7, 2003
May 20, 2003
A screenplay that seems to have escaped its doctors before it was entirely well.
December 1, 2002
September 16, 2002
January 1, 2000
The main pleasure in America comes in the romancing of prince and pauper. But the comedy is a mere handmaiden.
January 1, 2000
In Landis' hands, the film doesn't live up to even the meagerest of expectations.