Box art for Coming to America

Coming to America

comedy, romance


Coming to America casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    68%
  • Audience Score
    85%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Silly, curse-happy '80s Eddie Murphy vehicle.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's plenty of foul language and some negative female stereotypes to watch out for here.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the role of women in society -- what's your view? Do you think it's something to joke about like they do here? They could also discuss the pros and cons of arranged marriages, and the way other countries view Americans.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    68%
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  • Audience

    85%

Audience Reviews

5 stars

A perfect comedy. Murphy and Hall are brilliant and the script is wonderful. the humor is unmatched and the stroy takes turns before arriving at the expected but welcomed ending. one of the best comedies ever made.

- sanjurosamurai, Wednesday, December 19, 2007

3 stars

Murphy and Arsenio, should have done more movies together, great concept and lines.

- Chiefilms, Saturday, March 1, 2008

3 stars

Now, this one is my favorite Eddie Murphy's movie..

- citawijaya, Wednesday, March 5, 2008