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on 26 April 2004
I like many of films starting Eddie Murphy most recent The Haunted Mansion by Disney. But Beverley Hill Cop 2 is Eddie at his best as Axel Foley he returns to Beveley Hills and teams up with Taggart and Rosewood again to solve the crimes which Billy (Rosewood) and Taggart aren't supposed to be working on but when Axel (Eddie Murphy) is with you nothing works out to the plan this is a great sequel if you enjoyed the first film you like this one or buy this then try the other 2 (1 & 3).
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on 19 July 2016
Fantastic movie if you like Tall blonde mob bosses who provide action and comedy
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on 19 January 2015
Good seqeul to the 1st movie,again good transfer on to bluray,got it before due date.
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Long ago, when Eddie Murphy was the biggest star in Hollywood, Beverly Hills Cop 2 was the most anticipated film of 1987. Movies like Trading Places and 48 Hours made Murphy famous. But Axel Foley made him a superstar. Impressed by Top Gun (even though it's a truly awful film), Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer brought Tony Scott on board to direct. What they forgot to do was polish the script.

Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help solve 'The Alphabet Crimes' after his old pal Lt. Bogomil is gunned down in the street. With Taggart and Rosewood in tow (now actually doing police work instead of standing by) Axel uncovers a seriously convoluted conspiracy.

The story should have taken a back seat to allow Murphy to work over the massive holes in the plot with his distracting wisecracks. I won't lie to you, there are some utterly horrible contrivances in BHC2 (Bogomil's daughter digging up dirt at the insurance company she just happens to work at is honestly the most obnoxious movie coincidence of all time), but you'll just have to suffer them.

This might have been easy to overlook, but Tony Scott, still finding his feet as a director, and his editors turn a great deal of the film into an incomprehensible mess. Some of the continuity errors are just baffling (where did Rosewood get the coffee cup from at the night club crash scene?) and it makes the action quite hard to follow.

However, Tony Scott's highly visual style of filmmaking is far more suiting to this kind of environment. The wealth and decadence of late 80s California is all over this movie, and it's the only aspect where it improves on the original. I doubt the latter day Scott would make the movie this way, but it's definitely the best looking of the trilogy. It's also the only one to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio (however it's Super35 instead of the superior anamorphic Panavision format).

The Blu-ray is a VAST improvement over the awful DVD and sports a lovely 2.35:1 1080p picture with bold colors and deep blacks. The sound also fares a lot better in DTS HD-MA, but there are no extras whatsoever. Even the menu is completely static with no music.
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on 6 August 2015
The 80's were the place to be for action comedy movies and they did it well, Beverly hills cop 2 is a worthy sequel to the original in every way with a great story about a group of terrorists doing organised robberies all over the city, Foley and friends must stop them, the cast is all back from the original, Eddie Murphy is a great lead as usual, Foley being one of his prime characters from the 80's when he was a hit, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton are back playing his bumbling partners, plus we have Brigitte Nielsen as one of the new villains, the movie has a perfect sense of humour and quality action and shoot-outs that are paced out well together with the cool soundtrack and that classic theme!! If your a big fan of the original you must have part 2 of course, Directed by the brilliant Tony Scott (RIP 1944–2012) who is no stranger to classic action movies like Top gun, The last boy scout, True romance, Man on fire.

Blu-ray picture is not bad, its great in places and occasionally the quality goes grainy in places,
No special features.
Region B, Running time 103-mins, 1987.
Multiple language and subtitle options.
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on 19 June 2017
The overall effect of the film is not bad. The story comes from life, higher than life. I like actor in supporting role. I watch it with my mother. The ending was unexpected. This film is very nice.
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on 12 February 2015
Version I saw: UK DVD release
Actors: 6/10
Plot/script: 6/10
Photography/visual style: 6/10
Music/score: 6/10
Overall: 6/10
It's easy to forget these days, but there was a time when Eddie Murphy was widely acknowledged as one of the funniest men alive. Beverly Hills Cop II is around the zenith of his power, and also that of director Tony Scott.
Scott was just coming off Top Gun which, like it or not, is one of the most commercially successful films of all time, and thus incredibly influential. With these films, he practically set the template for 80s Hollywood: big, brash action scenes interspersed with big, brash... everything else.
It suits Eddie Murphy perfectly, given that his stage persona is all about being the coolest, biggest personality in the room. Although it presents as a 'fish out of water' story, BHC2 is actually more like the tale of a virus entering a new population that has no immunity to it. Nobody can defend against the motor mouth of Axel, Murphy's character. I sometimes wished someone did in fact, just once, so that he could get out of the situation some other way, but he talked his way out of or into everything perfectly, without fail.
It's an enjoyable romp, with a central trio whose friendship I believed in. Scott's fingerprint is visible in the thrilling car chase sequences and (literally) explosive shoot-outs. There's not much depth to it, but you can get that elsewhere, like in the work of Tony Scott's older brother Ridley. Tony (now sadly deceased) did stylish action thrillers, and he did them damn well.
For my full review, see my independent film blog on blogger, Cinema Inferno: http://cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/beverly-hills-cop-ii-1987.html
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on 3 October 2012
Imagine the following script...

Axl's mate Kennedy is gunned down at around 1pm whilst driving through Dallas. Luckily Axl knows an old flame who runs a book depository in the city, exactly where the killing took place. His ex happens to have seen a suspicious man with a rifle on the day of the crime and wonders if this is important when speaking to Axl. This is his first CLUE so he immediately flies into Dallas, against the wishes of his irate boss back in Detroit.

Meeting up with his old sidekicks from the local police department, Axl pretends to be gay in an 80's caricature way (ie in a way that would be unacceptable in the new century) and 'comically' blags his way with his two clueless foils into the book depository. On one of the upper floors Axl finds his second CLUE. There is a shiny small long tube of metal on the floor. `What's that Axl?' asks the first cop, who wants desperately to be Dirty Harry to get a few laughs in the film. `It's called a bullet' declares Axl assuredly, `it's used by criminals to kill people'. Mysteriously the bullet has something written on it - `Property of Oswald' and an address. This is Axl's third CLUE. `We're going to have to break into this guy's house' declares Axl, 'but don't worry, I used to break into old people's houses before I became a cop'. Axl emits his famous laugh to camera.

Crazy Frog music interlude....

It's the dead of night and Axl and his sidekicks easily break into Oswald's House, in a bungling Keystone cops sort of way. Thankfully nobody hears the racket they make, so Axl heads straight for a desk and finds a note in the top drawer - it has the address of the Book depository, a time of 1.00pm and a `note to self' which says `Kill Kennedy'. This is another clever CLUE. Sidekick one asks with child like confusion `what does this all mean Axl?'. Sidekick 2 answers in exasperation `It's obvious - Oswald did it!'. Axl again emits his famous laugh to camera.

Cue the Crazy Frog music again.

They immediately arrest Oswald, who coincidentally stumbles in on them at that moment. He remarks drily, in the clipped English accent beloved of all evil doers in the US, ` I'd have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for you pesky cops'. Everybody laughs.

More crazy frog music and credits.

Believe me, the script above has a lot more depth than this film has. This is a tragic waste of an hour and a half of your life.
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on 4 January 2001
Axel once again had gone undercover - "deep, deep" undercover into the chic wilds of california, unleashing his arsenal of blazing gunfire and rapid-fire gags against a gang of international smugglers. Back also is the fantasic judge Reinhold as Foley's crime busting sidekick. Tony Scott as usaual keeps the pace "fast" & "furious."
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on 25 February 2015
I love the original 1984 Beverly Hills Cop, but for me the 1987 follow up In Beverly Hills Cop II is my favourite out of the three films that were made to complete the series of Eddie Murphy's amazing talent.

The film itself has had a lot of mixed reactions, but in my opinion this sequel is amazingly funny.
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