Mr. Church

In a story that looks very emotional when the mother dies and leaves her little daughter alone. That story began in Los Angeles in 1965, when the mother died in mysterious circumstances, and then a black cook comes to live in the house. The life of the girl begins to change when the cook lives with her in one house, where life seems to have changed forever since the arrival of that black man.
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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 16, 2016 There are several things to like about a quiet drama like Mr. Church. But the thing that feels most notable about director Bruce Beresford's story of a young woman and her unique father figure is the presence of Eddie Murphy in the title role.
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JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 28, 2016 Very hokey and old-fashioned in its sensibilities, but Eddie Murphy's performance is excellent.
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Common Sense Media
September 19, 2016 Cliched drama has sad moments, drinking, stereotypes.
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September 16, 2016 After helming this, an episode of Roots and Best Picture-winner Driving Miss Daisy, Beresford should be forced to join 'Subservient Cinematic Negroes Anonymous.'
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Seattle Times
September 15, 2016 Get out your handkerchiefs, but don't expect to believe a minute of this vastly improbable tale.
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Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2016 Somehow Murphy manages to lift his dignified, all-knowing servant character off the page, giving a meticulously composed performance in a vehicle that can't help but feel superficially repackaged.
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September 23, 2016 Murphy's understated portrayal is a highlight in an otherwise heavy-handed examination of the way in which troubled souls come together to form surrogate families.
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New York Daily News
September 16, 2016 Murphy's low-key but affecting performance is filled with loaded and loving glances. And the restraint becomes the 55-year-old star. If only the film were better.
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New Yorker
September 22, 2016 It's repugnant for its dehumanizing view (however unintentionally so) of a black man, and repugnant for its emptying-out of one of the great black performers of the time into a sanitized symbol of acceptable blackness.
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Washington Post
September 15, 2016 Murphy is fine as the title character, although his performance consists mostly of suppressing all of his usual shtick. He certainly doesn't endow Mr. Church with any unexpected depths. But then neither does the script.
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Movie Nation
September 22, 2016 "Mr. Church" serves up comfort food in an era when every food truck and most indie films offer more interesting fare.
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Black Girl Nerds
January 01, 2017 Man, this type of role is really out of pocket for Eddie Murphy. He isn't funny, and he isn't particularly interesting.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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