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Funniest film of the 80's,
This review is from: Beverly Hills Cop [DVD]  (DVD)
Brash, crude and very funny. Murphy's third film was phenomenally succesful at the box office, aided by a hit-filled soundtrack. Beverly Hills cop is an entertaining, if empty-headed, cop film in which street-smart detective Murphysets out to avenge the murder of a friend. Basically a star vehicle designed to show off the talents of Murphy- it succeeds admirably. The comedy is deftly balanced with the stunningly staged action scenes. Surprisingly, most of the laughs are given to Reinhold and Ashton. Acting honours go to Bronson Pinchot in a brief but career-making turn.