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The Distinguished Gentleman Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    45

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    All The Distinguished Gentleman has is Eddie Murphy doing his best to be the life of the party. By the end of the movie you wish he would just go to another party.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The Distinguished Gentleman prefers to give us measured laughs at a leisurely pace, and then it settles for the sellout upbeat ending. Ho hum.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Despite Murphy's campaigning, Gentleman deserves a veto. [04 Dec 1992]

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    It has a few good laughs in it thanks to Murphy, but mainly depends for its appeal on an uncomfortable manipulation of racial stereotypes. [04 Dec 1992]

  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    With a refreshing absence of earnestness, the movie mainly spins out many variations on a theme: Easy Street begins and ends on Capitol Hill. [03 Dec 1992]

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Murphy's comic brilliance is at the service of the story and he positively shines with a number of diverse and zany impersonations, most enjoyably a Jesse Jackson takeoff.

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