One great comedy indeed! Eddie Murphy is hilarious as usual, when he plays Chandler Jarrel (or "Yarrell"), Charles Dance is perfect as Sardo Numspa (or "Brother Numsy") ;-) , the girl is beautiful and even the Tibetanian kid who plays the Golden Child does a great job.
If you're looking for a great laugh combined with a touch of magic and fairy tale, as well as an exciting thriller, then this is the film you're looking for! As a bonus the film takes you on a trip to Nepal which isn't something you see every day.
Eddie Murphy's done a whole bunch of awesome comedies, and this is definitely one of them!