Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) – Encore Review

“Turn that f*cking song off!” – Jon Flint

Number of Times Seen – Numerous Times (in theater in 1994, Video, DVD, 1 Mar 2002, 11 Oct 2013 and 19 Oct 2022)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After a fellow Detroit cop is killed in a botched robbery,, Axel Foley travels back to L.A. in order to catch the culprit.

My Take on it – Yet another fun film in this series even if it isn’t nearly as good as the previous two films of the series.

The way that the story deals with a fictional amusement park based on DisneyLand is done superbly and it adds to the enjoyment of the film.

The movie is filled with lots of cameos by famous director and is a who’s who of some of the best in the biz at the time.

The film has some very over-reaching aspects that weigh it down a bit too much, but overall, it’s fun to revisit these characters and it’s fun see what eventually happens to them 7 years after we last left them.

In certain places, it feels as if the character of Foley has been toned down too much and no longer has his no holds bar feel that we have come accustomed to over the previous two films.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In a 2005 interview, John Landis claimed that Eddie Murphy worked against the comedy of the film by deliberately not being funny. Landis knew the script wasn’t very good, but he figured that Murphy could save it with his comedic routine. However, Murphy felt that his Axel Foley character was an adult now, and played him much more seriously, deliberately side-stepping around the comedy. Landis said that the film “was a very strange experience”, and “an odd movie”. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (no change from original review)


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