actor: Eddie Murphy

A Thousand Words

Talk about a movie having two sides to it. On the one hand Eddie Murphy's character, Jack McCall, learns a lesson in this film, actually two, and they are that family must be a priority and letting go of anger and forgiveness is essential in order for one to have peace. And we hear a weighty [...]

Tower Heist

This is one of those "real potential" movies. It had the potential to be genuinely funny and entertaining but, regretfully, it falls short due to two main reasons: 1. It is sometimes not funny when trying to be and: 2. It has a massive amount of language in it. The profanities roll off the [...]

Imagine That

October 6, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a good movie for fathers and daughters to enjoy as well as the entire family. It includes a great scene in which a father and daughter make pancakes and every topping imaginable winds up on them including mustard! Eddie Murphy plays a father named Evan who doesn't give enough attention to [...]

Meet Dave

November 25, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Eddie Murphy may just be the best and most prolific family-friendly actor in Hollywood today. I count five of his previous films that have received the Dove Seal (Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2) and this wonderful family-friendly film makes number six. Eddie [...]

Shrek the Third

November 13, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Shrek the Third" is the funniest Shrek movie yet. The audience (me included) roared with laughter at various parts. When the donkey and Puss in Boots exchange personalities the humor goes to another level. The donkey attempts to look as cute as the cat, but he just can't quite pull it off. The [...]

Norbit

Eddie Murphy missed the boat. What could have been a legitimately funny movie about Norbit and his way-overweight spouse, Rasputia, ended up as a profanity-laden film which included cheating by both spouses. At one point in the movie, Deion Hughes (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is sharing vows with his [...]

Dreamgirls

“Dreamgirls" takes the audience into a facsimile of the world of Motown in the 60's. It reveals the underbelly of the recording business including payola schemes and the struggle black entertainers had to endure in the white-dominated pop music world. Like the Broadway musical from which its [...]

Daddy Day Care – Edited

November 11, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Somewhere on a little boy’s wish list toward the top would read the following, “I wish my dad didn’t have to work and could stay home all day with me.” In “Daddy Day Care”, Eddie Murphy plays Charlie, a businessman who loses his job with his friend Phil (Jeff Garlin) on a horrible kids [...]

Shrek 2

November 5, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Shrek 2" looks great, with cutting-edge computer animation, even better than the first one. This film has some great themes, including Shrek abandoning his swamp for Fiona’s happiness, and Fiona's love for Shrek regardless of his appearance. Donkey also remains a loyal friend to Shrek. In [...]

Dr. Dolittle – Edited

September 14, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Dr. Dolittle was a very well made and exciting movie. Eddie Murphy talks to the animals with such ease. The animation is flawless. I believe that Eddie Murphy is at his best when he plays in family movies, and he shines in Dr. Dolittle. The rest of the cast is awesome as well. There is a little bit [...]

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