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I’ve had some hard thoughts on what to do for these blogs, and then it hit me. Welcome to a small text version of my weekly podcast, Bargain Bin Movie Reviews. If you haven’t listened to the podcast yet (which you totally should, it’s awesome), the basic premise is that I go to a retail store, buy a movie from the bargain bin, and then talk about that movie.
This week is a bit different from other weeks. Normally I go to Dollar Tree and get a movie from there, but I decided to go a bit fancier with this. I went to Walmart this week and bought a whole trilogy from their $5 bin.
So here’s my quick review of Beverly Hills Cop (1984). First things first, if you thought this movie was just a comedy, you’re sorely mistaken, my friend. Not only does this movie have hilarious comedic dialogue, but the action sequences are also incredibly riveting. Eddie Murphy delivers a dynamite performance in this, and it shows that he was really invested in the material. The director, Martin Brest, also did a great job, and his comedy chops were shown 2 years prior with his directorial debut, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which I might talk about if I can find a copy for less than $5. In all honesty, Beverly Hills Cop (1982) is a 9.5/10 movie, and if you’d like to watch it, it’s on Paramount+.