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Coming to America

R In Theaters 06/29/1988 , 116min.
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84%
Viewer score based on 5 ratings
48%
Critic score based on 15 reviews

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June 12, 2008
blackatreyu
Coming to America is the hallmark of African American humor that appeals to a mainstream audience that still considers it as one the funniest movies of all time. Who hasn't seen it? Better yet, who hasn't quoted it? The movie's intention is to use risible but outlandish humor, while not especially good in forming an original romantic comedy, this movie deserves accolades for asserting cultural

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Washington Post
The main pleasure in America comes in the romancing of prince and pauper. But the comedy is a mere handmaiden. Full Review
Desson Howe
Washington Post
The main pleasure in America comes in the romancing of prince and pauper. But the comedy is a mere handmaiden. Full Review
Donna Brit
USA Today
There are some laughs, Murphy is appealing and the ancient theme of love conquering all is beguiling. But America's mean-spiritedness lingers after its pastel-pretty ending. Full Review
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
It's a sweet, oft-told story, and Murphy and Hall add a number of very sharp supporting roles-hidden by makeup-to add spice to the general level of gentleness. [1 Jul 1988, p.A] Full Review
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Coming to America isn't as aggressively awful as the "Cop" films or "The Golden Child," but at least in those films there was something to react to. In making Coming to America, Murphy seems to have set his sights on the lowest prize imaginable. He aspires to blandness. Full Review
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