Common Sense Media says

Classic '80s Murphy vehicle; fun but foulmouthed.

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Kid, 10 years old September 15, 2009

Perfect for older kids.

This movie is so good, I'm speachless!
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bymoviereviewer April 9, 2008

a good action movie!

Most of the reviews I saw were downing the movie by saying it is inapropriate for children but i wtched the movie anyway and noticed that the only real issue is thaat there are alot of inapropriate language.This movie has a very good storyline about a cop from detroit who goes to beverly hills on "vacation", but he is really there to investigate the killing of his friend.In the process he makes friends with a beverly hills cop
Adult Written bychangster.eminem August 1, 2010

A movie suited more for 12+

Look. There are shoot-outs, blood, and violence. Not the worst thing. The A-Team had more violence. So did Rambo. But still dependent on your child. As for the sexuality/nudity, three cops go to a strip club. You see much exposure of the body, not something all parents want their children to see. The biggest issue is the language used by the characters, mainly Eddie Murphy. Every few seconds or minutes, depending on the scene, has the word f--k or s--t in it along the line. One or two usages of the word d--k. I thought that this wasn't a very amusing/entertaining movie. It was one of those stupid cop movies where the crazy cop is the hero. Not necessarily for all.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 8 years old February 25, 2010

perfect for me

Its my favorite movie
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Too much consumerism
Great messages
Parent Written bywatchdog512 August 12, 2011

Wow, don't remember the foul langauge

Lots of foul language. I didn't remember it having this much. Definitely not for kids.
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Too much violence
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Parent of a 11 year old Written byDaniela C. August 25, 2016

Great Film. It's a classic with brief violence and a great score

The film is one of my favorites. Eddie Murphy swears briefly but nothing to bad, the only sexual thing in the whole film was a girl topless which last for 3 seconds. Axel's (Eddie Murphy) friend dies and he will do anything to find out his killer, even risk his own job. The score is amazing and even inspired my son to learn the famous theme on piano. Its's a classic from the 80's that is timeless
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Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byscoutdawg65 February 3, 2013

OK for mature teens

Lots of strong language, the N word used at least 2 times and a pretty graphic nude strip club scene.So it is rated R for a reason.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
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Teen, 15 years old Written byHelper109 February 2, 2013

Defiantly not for kids

If you see a movie that stars Eddie Murphy and it's rated R, keep it away from kids. Eddie Murphy uses a lot of swears in those kind of movies. And plus, it's violent, people get shot and there's blood squirting out like crazy. There is female nudity in a strip club, you can barely see it, but it's there. Keep this away from kids. I don't understand why it's sequel won a Kids' Choice Award, they shouldn't nominate rated R movies considering R rated movies aren't kid friendly, the Beverly Hills Cop movies aren't kid friendly movies, in fact, there is no rated R movie that is kid friendly. So keep this away from kids, teens, if you think they can handle it, I say let them watch.
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Too much violence
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old July 18, 2013

Really cool

A mix of humor and action. Really fun! A LOT of language, a strip club scene, some intense action, and some drinking\smoking. Okay for 10, 11 and 12+ good.
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Too much violence
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Parent of a 2 year old Written bygerbowski September 4, 2012

Funny, but a little violent for younger viewers

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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byOriginal March 24, 2011

17+ and up

This movie is funny!
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Too much violence
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Kid, 12 years old February 19, 2011

HILARIOUS MURPHY CLASSIC

this is great, but has some intense violence, a strip club scene and continuous strong profanity (s--t, f--k). However, it's an amazing classic.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old November 11, 2014

Foulmouthed 80s movie isn't very funny

Violence- 5 (Strong Violence) Sex- 5 (Strong Nudity) Language- 5 (Strong Coarse Language) Drugs- 4 (Moderate Drug References)
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Too much violence
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Too much swearing
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Kid, 9 years old August 6, 2014

a bit violent a few sexual scenes and language

Eddie Murphy is always using the f word some women even dress up in a bad way
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old January 5, 2014

More for older kids

There is a little nudity and a lot of swearing like s**t and f**k. It is very funny though. It is about a cop who gets into trouble. His friend gets murdered and he tries to avenge his death by killing the murderer. He discovers that the culprit is Victor Maitland who is a famous art collector. Victor kidnaps a friend of his and he goes with some other cops to kill Maitland. This movie is not very good for kids because of the swearing. Another reason that it is better for older kids is the adult humor.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old October 30, 2010

A funny, but foul mouthed, film.

I bought this film in the charity shop for £2.99 and it was worth it. My mum was a bit worried, because of the language used in it. It has got lots and lots of f**ks and its brothers and sisters, and a few son of a b***hes and s**ts as well. There is quite a bit of violence; some bloodless and some not. Mikey gets shot twice in the head and dies, but that shows no blood. Victor Maitland is shot many, many times with a little blood splattered on the wall, but blood all round his stomach. There are also some punches, and some crime. Thre is a strip club scene as well where you see a women's bosoms. It was more inapropiate than I thought it was gonna be. It is funny as well. A good buy, as long as your not letting your 7 year old watch it.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bymovie man 15 March 5, 2014

rad

ok so let me say that this movie is way more inappropriate than die hard the main characters go to a very suggestive club and swearing includes f$#k s$#t and everything else but mature 14 year olds can handle
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byEricCarrRulez February 15, 2011
Hysterical.Their is some female frontal nudity.No heavy sex content.If you've heard people curse a lot then this would be for any age.As long as your good with hearing some bad language the movie is fine.
Teen, 13 years old Written byfistofdeath September 3, 2012

Another Great 80s Film

Another classic 80s film; the only issue is language. I watched the censored version, the uncensored would undoubtedly be rated "R". Sex is not an issue, except for a strip club scene with no actual details, and violence is minor.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Yazman September 18, 2016

Extreme

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Too much violence
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