Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
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.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
Boomerang is the funniest, most sophisticated movie of Eddie Murphy's career.
Hal Hinson - Washington Post
Murphy gives his most appealing performance to date, using his smug, self-satisfied, sly smile as a joke on his own well-known screen persona.
Joe Brown - Washington Post
Whatever [Murphy] was thinking during the dark days of his career slump, it seems to have paid off handsomely.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
In Boomerang Eddie Murphy straitjackets himself in an ill-fitting comedy vehicle that's desperately in need of a reality check.
Lawrence Cohn - Variety
For all the sex talk in Boomerang, there's very little nudity. The only thing naked is Murphy's vanity.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
The cop-out conclusion doesn't dilute the playfulness the Hudlins are always interested in providing. I only wish they had the opportunity to work with Murphy again.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
More interesting than entertaining and too long by far.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
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.
Lloyd Bradley - Empire Magazine
The film is far too slick to be ineffective, but its attempts to play with the sex-war theme are often unbelievably crass.
Stephen Garrett - Time Out
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Silly. Simple. Eddie was better than this.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Remember one thing...........coordinate!
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Delivers laughs, and lots of them.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
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.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Josh Gilchrist - Billings Outpost (Montana)
Givens, Lawrence and Berry all put in enjoyable performances, and while Murphy can no longer match those memorable early roles, he's on good form here.
Dean Essner - Film4
This movie has a charming Eddie Murphy, a slick and grown-up comedian. Most of his movies have no trace of this man.
Scott Weinberg - Apollo Guide
Jim Chastain - Norman Transcript
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
A witless, sexist, offensive mishmash that is surprisingly inept, considering all the high-power talent involved.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City