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.
July 7, 2015
Murphy has dealt audiences the movie equivalent of a royal flush and he is now clearly Hollywood's reigning king of comedy.
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Superb comic timing, a satirical edge, and Murphy's extraordinary gift for mimicry lift it right out of the trough of mediocrity to which it is all but consigned by its utterly predictable storyline.
May 20, 2003
A screenplay that seems to have escaped its doctors before it was entirely well.
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.