Eddie Murphy is a king of comedy and in John Landis' Coming To America, Murphy is also the Prince of Comedy - a very wealthy and pampered African prince who comes to America in search of a bride. Accompanied by his closest companion (Arsenio Hall), Murphy quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies - and lots of trouble. Keep an eye out for both Murphy and Hall in some unforgettable cameo roles!
Terrible, but wonderfully watchable.
- Coming to America review by RS
This a bizarre film. Terrible, but wonderfully watchable. It just goes to prove that formula works. With almost an entire black cast this was the Black Panther of it's day. Eddie Murphy playing a grumpy old Jewish man in a barber shop is worth the ticket price alone.