Beverly Hills Cop III
Detroit cop Axel Foley is back in sunny Southern California in the third installment of the comedic fish-out-of-water Beverly Hills Cop series. On the trail of two murderers, Axel again teams up with Los Angeles cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a Show more... front for a massive counterfeiting ring -- and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.
Peter Rainer It's one of the most cynically engineered sequels ever.
Richard Schickel Eddie Murphy needs to shoot off his mouth. It's his best weapon, and the one that's unique to his arsenal. When a movie mostly requires him to shoot off a gun he becomes just another action star, and another talent wasted in lazily miscalculated material.
Michael Sragow Steven E. de Souza's script has Foley following a trail of murder and deception into an L. A. amusement park called WonderWorld. The director, John Landis, fails to exploit the possibilities.
Richard Natale The third installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series boasts a return to form by Eddie Murphy and a breezy and witty first half.
Caryn James As surely as if it were a McDonald's or a Burger King, Beverly Hills Cop III is part of a money-making franchise, though this one has been abandoned for so long it has cobwebs on top of cobwebs.
Peter Travers Whatever juice is left in the Cop franchise or in the once unstoppable career of Eddie Murphy peters out ignominiously in this poor excuse for a sequel.
Desson Thomson [A] goofy vanity project.
Joe Brown The most lackluster entry in the franchise.