Holy Man Review
By Matt Lawrence
Pop quiz. You're Eddie Murphy, a popular comedian who makes about a decade of bad movies. You then do a remake of a Jerry Lewis classic and you're back in the swing of things. People start to like you again. Why would you do Holy Man?
In this awful, Saturday Night Live sketch gone bad, Jeff Goldblum stars in a thankless role as an infomercial executive who needs to find good product or he'll be fired. He stumbles upon G (Murphy), a mysterious man in a white sheet who speaks eloquently about.... uh....stuff. Goldblum has the inevitable romance with co-worker Kelly Preston, who are about as compatible as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Walter Mathau.
Goldblum needs to find better work than this. He is a talented, charismatic actor who has brought charm to many pictures, but not this one. As for Murphy, I don't know what attracted him to this role in the first place. Holy Man is short on jokes, and the ones that it has aren't that good. When you see Holy Man in your video store, just keep walking.
Faux pas of the year.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 9th October 1998
Distributed by: Hollywood Pictures
Production compaines: Touchstone Pictures, Caravan Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes: 12%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 44
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