Boomerang (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes


Boomerang (1992)



Critic Consensus: Boomerang injects some fresh color into the corporate rom-com formula, but the frothy fun is undercut by off-putting gender dynamics and misjudged gags.

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Eddie Murphy plays Marcus Graham, a hotshot ad exec who's also an insatiable womanizer. He is thus hardly prepared for his new boss, Jacqueline, played by Robin Givens. In terms of things romantic, Jacqueline is nothing more or less than a female version of Marcus -- and now, for the first time, he's getting the runaround. Boomerang boasts supporting-cast contributions from Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Geoffrey Holder, and Melvin Van Peebles. Watch closely and you'll see director Reginald Hudlin in a bit role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Eddie Murphy
as Marcus Graham
Robin Givens
as Jacqueline
Halle Berry
as Angela Lewis
David Alan Grier
as Gerard Jackson
Grace Jones
as Strange
Eartha Kitt
as Lady Eloise
Chris Rock
as Bony T
Lela Rochon
as Christie
John Witherspoon
as Mr. Jackson
Bebe Drake-Massey
as Mrs. Jackson
Bebe Drake
as Mrs. Jackson
Jonathan P. Hicks
as Lady Eloise's Butler
Irv L. Dotten
as Box Office Clerk
Rhonda Jensen
as Waitress
Alyce Webb
as Noreen
Louise Vyent
as Woman From Holland
Frank Rivers
as Husband
Chuck Pfeifer
as French Businessman
Raye Dowell
as Pretty Receptionist
Reginald Hudlin
as Street Hustler
Warrington Hudlin
as Street Hustler
Chuck Preiffer
as French Businessman
Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell
as Street Photographer
Gene "Groove" Allen
as Street Photographer
Naydia Sanford
as Kissable Girl
Michelle Griffin
as Kissable Girl
Jewel Allsion Gittens
as Kissable Girl
Frank Tarsia
as Strange's Escort
Ronald Edward Ziegler
as Strange's Escort
Scott Baird
as Strange's Escort
Jeff McBride
as Strange's Escort
Herb Kerr III
as Strange's Photographer
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
Tracy Douglas
as Attractive Woman
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Critic Reviews for Boomerang

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

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.

March 18, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In Boomerang Eddie Murphy straitjackets himself in an ill-fitting comedy vehicle that's desperately in need of a reality check.

March 18, 2008 | Full Review…

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.

March 18, 2008 | Full Review…

The film is far too slick to be ineffective, but its attempts to play with the sex-war theme are often unbelievably crass.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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.

November 9, 2003 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for Boomerang

90's romantic fluff starring Eddie Murphy as a serial womaniser. The highlight for me was Eartha Kitt and also Robin Givens (is it just me, or does she seriously look like Reese Witherspoon here?! I do realise how crazy that sounds, but there is definitely a resemblance in the face and the mannerisms!). The movie is nothing special, but I did laugh at a few bits (mostly Eartha) and it is a reasonably okay use of an hour and a half.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Eddie Murphy in a romantic comedy about a womaniser falling for his superior boss.

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

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pretty funny flick about a guy with a mac daddy vibe

danny d
danny d

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