Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
- 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.
- 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.
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