Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Beverly Hills Cop 2 has always been far less regarded than the original Beverly Hills Cop. Yet oddly I’ve always enjoyed it far more. Yes it’s silly, over the top and obvious (they cant Brigitte Nielsen as a bank robber for god sake) but it’s a whole lot of fun and even now, 32 years later, it mostly holds up well as both a sequel and an action film in it’s own right. For me that’s partly that’s down to the solid direction of the much missed Tony Scott but also this is Murphy on top form. Yup attitudes have changed and the fashions dated but this is everything I loved about 80’s films.
Best Bit: Heff!
Worth a Rewatch: Yup. Aged quite well.
If You Liked this Try: Beverly Hills Cop, The Last Boy Scout, 48 Hours
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…