"Coming 2 America" will disappoint only those who believed Murphy could do something amazing or hilarious with this dubious property.
At times unpolished but offers a sympathetic portrayal of the title character and avoids excessive melodrama or a too-facile ending.
"Raya" offers a screenplay and story geared primarily toward younger audiences and lacks the magic necessary to command long-term adulation.
The film’s inability to effectively meld its disconnected stories makes it feel like "Crisis" is two stand-alone movies that were shortened and crammed together.
A mashup of a variety of common movie material, it does a lot of things adequately but lacks the time and scope to do any of them truly well.
Both a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit and an examination of the difficulties of setting aside modern conveniences for primitive survival.
The characters are likeable, the romantic comedy elements are assembled effectively, and "The Groundhog Day" aspect provides flavor.
Captures the state of civil rights during the late 1960s and provides color and shading to a character whom history associates with Black Hatred.
Would seem to be as close to a can’t-miss premise as one can imagine yet, despite that, it somehow does miss – and by a wide margin.
Well worth a look both as an exploration of love’s bitter aftermath and an example of how art can bloom even in the most challenging circumstances.