Which Movie is Better: Beverly Hills Cop or 48 Hours?

From 1980 to 1984, Eddie Murphy rose to fame as a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live and went on to mainstream cinema with starring roles in 48 Hrs. The film has over time developed a certain charm, like one of the strangest riffs of Indiana Jones of the 80s, and it definitely moves away from Murphy's charm (albeit restrained and a little clumsy). But it was his role in Beverly Hills Cop that really made him a household name. The movie was an instant hit, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1984 and earning Murphy a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

It also spawned two sequels and a TV series. So which movie is better? It's hard to say definitively, as both films have their own unique charms.

48 Hrs

is a classic buddy-cop movie with plenty of action and comedy, while Beverly Hills Cop is a more lighthearted take on the genre. Both films feature Murphy's trademark wit and charm, so it really comes down to personal preference.

If you're looking for an action-packed buddy-cop movie, then 48 Hrs is probably the better choice. It's got plenty of car chases, shootouts, and witty banter between Murphy and Nick Nolte. On the other hand, if you're looking for something a bit more lighthearted and comedic, then Beverly Hills Cop is the way to go. It's got plenty of laughs and some great one-liners from Murphy.

At the end of the day, it's up to you to decide which movie is better. Both 48 Hrs and Beverly Hills Cop are classic films that have stood the test of time, so whichever one you choose you're sure to have a great time.

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