Beverly Hills Cop vs 48 Hrs: What's the Best Eddie Murphy Movie
In the 1980s there was no comedic force in the movies like Eddie Murphy. Rise to fame as one of the most prominent members of Saturday night live While still in his early twenties, Murphy became a sensation thanks to his perfect comedic timing, infectious laugh and smile, and effortlessly cool screen presence. Some people just have the 'IT' factor, and Eddie had it, and then some, and 48 hours and Beverly Hills Cop remain two of his signature vehicles.
Although not every film of his in the 80's was a winner (we're talking to you Best Defense and Harlem nights), his track record was damn impressive. And with all due respect Come to America and trading placesare the two films that best illustrate Murphy at the height of his charisma 48 hours and Beverly Hills Cop – the first of course.
The two films, released in 1982 and 1984 respectively, cemented Eddie as a bona fide movie star and cemented his personality as an amiable sage with an compelling — and often mundane — way of using words. But if you put them in the ring together, which film is the better? Here's what we'll find out in this issue of Face-Off: 48 hours versus Beverly Hills Cop!
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