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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

3 stars

Eddie Murphy at the top of his game! Coming to America is easily one of his best movies, this is the Murphy that I would love to have come back to us. If you don't laugh tons of times while you watch this, you seriously do not have any sense of humor.

- lewiskendell, Saturday, April 10, 2010

4 stars

It is not an American Movie, it is not an Asian Movie it is not a European Movie it a Eddie Murphy Movie.

- ScoopOnline, Sunday, December 13, 2009

4 stars

If ever you are doubting Eddie Murphy as an actor after seeing Norbit, Meet Dave or really any of his recent work, watch Coming to America. It incorporates his playing multiple characters ability and gives him a chance to use his incredible alienation ability to its full potential. The story itself is great, a funny version of the whole "should i marry him for his money" movie. Great film to sit down and laugh at without having to think too much in between. Defining Scene: That fantastic joke by the Jewish gentleman in the barbers, fantastic.

- TomBowler, Monday, October 19, 2009