Holy Man

4.91 h 53 min1998PG
HD. Eddie Murphy is a self-styled inspirational guru who appears out of nowhere to become an overnight TV star on a home shopping channel.
Stephen Herek
Eddie MurphyJeff GoldblumKelly Preston
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Supporting actors
Robert LoggiaJon Cryer
Roger BirnbaumStephen Herek
Touchstone Pictures
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

446 global ratings

  1. 77% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Mysterious NarratorReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movie.
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It's a shame Eddie Murphy himself thinks this is the worst movie he made. I personally believe it is charming and heart warming as well as funny. The chemistry between Jeff Goldblum and Eddie Murphy is so fascinating. It's a simple story in a cozy universe where lessons of greed or noble hearts will prevail. I think the world at this time couldn't appreciate a movie that showed truth in society. In hindsight. It was never a bad movie, it was a bad world of people with jaded hearts and greed. Only dark, sexualized, and huge special effects would gain the attention. While this safe pure nugget of work stood alone because society was afraid to look into themselves. Which is basically what the movie is about.
8 people found this helpful
DogsonReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Secret Eddie Murphy masterpiece.
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This is the most under-rated Eddie Murphy / Jeff Goldblum movie ever. Every scene is pitch-perfect. This is one of those rare movies that's capable of being entertaining all the way through, and meanwhile sending chills up your spine with the profound underlying message. I personally challenge you to make it all the way through this movie without going outside to look at the grass, or up at the stars. Holy Man will put that shine of awe in your eyes that we all used to have as kids.
14 people found this helpful
Rebecca ElkevizthReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston are magnificent in developing their ...
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Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston are magnificent in developing their own characters, and a romantic relationship, as a result of meeting Eddie Murphy's "modern guru," G. The concept of doing the "right" thing rather than focusing on making money is at the center of this film.
Johnny BReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my all-time faves!
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This movie is amazing because it has so much meaning! Especially in our technology driven day and age where we text each other in the same room! I'm equally as guilty. This and "A Thousand Words" are my hands down favorite Eddie Murphy films.
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Larry G.Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good humanity movie
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I caught pieces of this movie on tv a couple of times & ordered it. It is a story of a man on a journey of just doing good in the world & making people feel better for even just a little while. It got a PG rating because well, it's Eddie Murphy & he uses the name of a body part in the movie. Other than that it's a clean good hearted enjoyable movie that let's you remember how we should treat one another. Good job Eddie. Just to FYI the word he says is also said by a little boy in Kindergarten Cop. Also the Blu-ray transfer is excellent.
5 people found this helpful
Sam SmithReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
cute movie. interesting plot about materialism vs. spirituality
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Eddie Murphy headlines and Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston add context to this story of happenstance, set in Miami, at the home studio of a generic nationwide shopping channel.
Murphy is a sage/ miracle man who shows up and changes the values of the management team at the shopping channel.
Perhaps the ending is predictable, but Murphy's refreshing portrayal is entertaining, and Goldblum and Preston are credible.
7 people found this helpful
Kenneth AndersonReviewed in the United States on June 16, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Incompetent Crap
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Very weak. If you want a good movie about network TV watch Paddy Chayefsky's Network. If you want a good Eddie Murphy movie watch Coming to America. This movie is incompetent crap.
TonyaReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
beautiful meaning to this movie
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There is a truly, beautiful meaning to this movie. I felt that it was heartwarming and touching. I enjoyed it
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