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Enjoyable Old School flick
on 10 September 2007
Eddie Murphys directorial debut, 'Harlem Nights' was always going to draw criticism (Its Vulgar, Predictable etc), such is his polarizing effect on Cinema goers, but ignore the below review, this movie has its merits.
The style and feel of the film is perfectly evocative of the thirties, and although the plot is rather derivative, its pulled together by a great supporting cast including Redd Foxx, Charlie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. The one major flaw is that Richard Pryor is miscast as the straight guy to Eddies hot headed youngster, but on the other hand it shows he could play more subtle roles if needed. If you're a fan of Eddies movies before he started doing those lame family flicks in the mid nineties then this is easily recomended.