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      Mr. Church

      PG-13 Released Sep 16, 2016 1h 44m Comedy Drama TRAILER for Mr. Church: Trailer 1 List Mr. Church: Trailer 1 Mr. Church: Trailer 1 2:30 View more videos
      24% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 81% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings When a young girl and her dying mother are joined by a black male cook who comes to live with them, little do they know that their lives are about to change forever. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Valerie Complex Black Girl Nerds Man, this type of role is really out of pocket for Eddie Murphy. He isn't funny, and he isn't particularly interesting. Jan 1, 2017 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker 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. Sep 22, 2016 Full Review Odie Henderson After helming this, an episode of Roots and Best Picture-winner Driving Miss Daisy, Beresford should be forced to join 'Subservient Cinematic Negroes Anonymous.' Rated: 1/4 Sep 16, 2016 Full Review Rendy Jones Rendy Reviews This is the film is not only the comeback that Eddie Murphy needed but the comeback he deserved. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Mae Abdulbaki Punch Drunk Critics Certain frustrations aside, Mr. Church does make you feel and on several occasions brings a quiet sense of beauty in a life lived with love and a few heartwarming moments. Rated: 3/5 Aug 14, 2018 Full Review Meena Iyer The Times of India If you're in the mood for some soppy, sentimental stuff, give this film a try. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 6, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Derrick T Touching feel good film. Wonderful to see Eddy back and in a serious role. Loved it Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/03/24 Full Review J W I am amazed with this wonderful film ! Why was it not promoted, seems it was hijacked by the awful so called movie critics !! In 2016 , where was it being promoted? What a huge failure by the producers and they should be ashamed ! Mr. Eddie Murphy was robbed...his performance was outstanding...Oscar Worthy . Depth of character and a storyline which every human with warm blood should be touched and moved to appreciate all the heroism ! Cold Blooded Reptiles of 2016 parading as intelligent critics are beyond shameful ! What a wonderful film with all performers delivering excellent performances ... great storyline of lifes realities. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/28/24 Full Review Toni R A good and moving film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review Keith A This movie never felt slow, however at about the 70 minute mark I did feel like the movie had come to a conclusion. I don't know if jumping ahead at that point was detrimental or helpful, but the sentiment and heart of the film carried through regardless, Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Teresa i Heartfelt amazing movie , Eddie Murphy is in a more serious role It's definitely worth watching . And I mean over & over again! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Mulberry E Phenomenal movie. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming all in one. Although I'm most familiar with seeing Eddie Murphy in comedy roles I was VERY pleasantly surprised to see what a wonderful performance he delivered here! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis When a young girl and her dying mother are joined by a black male cook who comes to live with them, little do they know that their lives are about to change forever.
      Bruce Beresford
      Mark Canton, Lee Nelson, David Buelow, Courtney Solomon
      Susan McMartin
      Cinelou Films
      Production Co
      Cinelou Films, Envision Media Arts, Atmosphere Entertainment MM LLC, After Dark Films
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements)
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 16, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 21, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 44m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
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