Holy Man

A sort of light entertainment, Eddie Murphy gives an annoyingly restrained performance as "G," a religious man (it's never clear what religion) who stumbles into the lives of two shopping network execs (Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston). However, Jeff Goldblum finds his prestigious, high-paying job in jeopardy when his big fat boss (Robert Loggia) says that if Goldblum doesn't somehow make the network's Neilsen ratings increase significantly, he will be fired. (Doh!) Then G stumbles upon the screen and, with his utmost sincerity and charm, makes the network one of the most popular in America. It's only vaguely entertaining with stale humor, but I liked its message. This film would have been better if either of the two leads tried a bit harder.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia, Jon Cryer, Eric McCormack, Sam Kitchin, Robert Small, Mark Macaulay, Mary Stout

Directed by:

Stephen Herek


1998 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: C+

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