Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America

Eddie Murphy reteams with his Dolemite Is My Name director Craig Brewer (and scene-stealing co-stars Arsenio Hall and Wesley Snipes), for the sequel to the 1988 fish-out-of-water romantic comedy.

Akeem (Murphy) returns to New York City to locate his long-lost son (Jermaine Fowler, Sorry to Bother You) and groom him to become the new crown prince of Zamunda. Returning from the original are James Earl Jones, Louie Anderson, Shari Headley and John Amos, while Leslie Jones and Tracy Morgan are among the fresh faces.

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Coming 2 America / Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A lovingly made exercise in nostalgia that delivers several genuine laughs, even if it never achieves the comedic excellence of its predecessor.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

After all these years, the land of Zamunda is still the world capital of comedy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A genial, mostly inoffensive, sometimes quite funny sequel to a beloved comedy from way back in the 1980s.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Even by the woeful standards of decades-too-late comedy sequels, Coming 2 America is desperate, belabored, and thin.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The movie is basically as tired as Akeem himself.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Coming 2 America. It wasn't worth the wait.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's clearly meant to function as a celebration of the original film's enduring legacy. Fans should just watch that movie again instead.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Includes so many nods to its predecessor that it feels like a feature-length Easter Egg in search of a movie.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Chock full of callbacks, in-jokes, knowing references and replays, Coming 2 America is adamantly, unabashedly one for the fans.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Somewhere between pleasant time-killer and missed opportunity.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Skillfully and warmly catering to our affection for the past will have to do.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Coming 2 America delivers a broad, serviceable return to Zamunda.

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New York Post

New York Post

A happy reunion can't re-create the original's spark, innocence and masterful comedy.

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USA Today

USA Today

A toothless, fleetingly funny revisit with some moments of greatness yet too much of the same old story to feel fresh.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Coming 2 America is startling in its utter incompetence.

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Vulture

Vulture

It doesn't feel like the filmmakers wrote a new script so much as they just... rewrote the old script.

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Variety

Variety

Coming 2 America falls back on familiar punchlines, serving up nearly word-for-word repeats of amusing bits from the original.

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