'Boomerang' Critic Reviews

75%
MovieWeb:   0 reviews
38%
Rotten Tomatoes:   29 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    Full Review » 22 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    There's something paradoxical about the ease he radiates in playing a man who is supposed to be a smashing success. As an underdog, Mr. Murphy worked much harder.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Hal Hinson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Boomerang is the funniest, most sophisticated movie of Eddie Murphy's career.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Joe Brown Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Murphy gives his most appealing performance to date, using his smug, self-satisfied, sly smile as a joke on his own well-known screen persona.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Whatever [Murphy] was thinking during the dark days of his career slump, it seems to have paid off handsomely.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The general idea is to exploit a certain amount of role reversal, and Reginald Hudlin, who directed House Party, does a fairly good job of making this fun.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Lawrence Cohn Variety (Top Critic)
    In Boomerang Eddie Murphy straitjackets himself in an ill-fitting comedy vehicle that's desperately in need of a reality check.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Peter Travers Rolling Stone (Top Critic)
    For all the sex talk in Boomerang, there's very little nudity. The only thing naked is Murphy's vanity.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    67
    The cop-out conclusion doesn't dilute the playfulness the Hudlins are always interested in providing. I only wish they had the opportunity to work with Murphy again.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    40
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Lloyd Bradley Empire Magazine
    60
    Then there's the input from Warrington and Reginald Hudlin, producer and director respectively, who succeed in creating a comedy which, unusually for a Murphy film, also exists around him.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    63
    More interesting than entertaining and too long by far.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Stephen Garrett Time Out
    The film is far too slick to be ineffective, but its attempts to play with the sex-war theme are often unbelievably crass.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Kevin A. Ranson MovieCrypt.com
    40
    Silly. Simple. Eddie was better than this.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Michael A. Smith Nolan's Pop Culture Review
    60
    Remember one thing...........coordinate!
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    75
    Delivers laughs, and lots of them.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
    0
    It's not even funny. Nor does it contain half the wit or charm as the old Doris Day sex comedies it so resembles. In fact, it's downright mean-spirited toward women, as is Murphy's wont.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ryan Cracknell Movie Views
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Josh Gilchrist Billings Outpost (Montana)
    60
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Film4
    Givens, Lawrence and Berry all put in enjoyable performances, and while Murphy can no longer match those memorable early roles, he's on good form here.
    Full Review » 11 years ago