Boomerang (1992)

Narcissist tosh from Eddie Murphy, who grins and smarms through a shallow story about a stud who learns to respect women without ever losing his self delighted smugness. Set in a cosmopolitan wish fulfilment world populated by glamorous blacks and menial whites, this finds Reginald Hudlin of House Party straining as he tries to keep Eddie's ego aloft, barely squeezing a little humour in around the sides. Typical of the Murphy approach is the way none of the attractive co stars Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Eartha Kitt, Grace Jones get to show their faces on the box cover.
KIM NEWMAN

First Published In: Empire (issue unknown)


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