Holy Man


Action / Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 12%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 24%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 18692


Uploaded By: OTTO
February 27, 2015 at 07:27 PM



Kelly Preston as Kate Newell
Jeff Goldblum as Ricky Hayman
Betty White as Betty White
816.48 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
P/S 2 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by srdjan_veljkovic 7 / 10

Not great, but good comedy that tries to make you think

I didn't watch this movie when it came out, but almost 20 years afterwards. When I remember what kind of comedies were popular back then, I think I understand why it didn't do well at the time.

But, it's a kind of movie that ages well, because it sticks to the basics. Don't take yourself too seriously, don't go overboard, have some fun and jokes and give people inspiration to think about their lives, including a nice example of how one should treat their friends and loved ones.

Of course it's not very realistic, it's a comedy, but you can't say it's bad just because you don't like _this_ kind of comedy. There are people that didn't like Julia Roberts' comedies, yet don't say those were bad.

Some of the complaints about this movie are kind of silly. Like complaining that "nothing ever happens", which is kind of the point. These people work on shopper TV channels. Did you ever watch these? Nothing ever happens, it's the same thing over-and-over-again. Also, "we don't know where G. came from, where he's going, what is his religion/belief system"... again, this is the point - it _doesn't_ matter. He's just a guy who chooses to believe in people, and gets by in life doing mostly OK and feeling good and happy. Sure, this is a little naive in the way it's portrayed, but, the general message is OK.

I do agree that Goldblum and Murphy should have worked better together, but, they do work to some degree. OTOH, Murphy and Preston work great, and if you're a "2.5 Men" fan, you'll see an interesting glimpse of future Alan Harper.

There are parts that are not very good, but there are parts that are very good (like the "you have 75 years" speech by G.). All-together, it's good and well worth the watch.

Reviewed by Morpheus Cosby 4 / 10

Wow, how utterly unexceptional

An Eddie Murphy movie in which he stars as an evangelist who revolutionises the home shopping industry.

Sounds great, right?


This uninspired movie falls flat with crappy jokes and boring characters, although acting isn't entirely terrible. Definitely skip this one.

Reviewed by Predrag 7 / 10

Who is this mysterious "G"? Is he God? Is he a Gandhi type of person?

There's no way to put into words how it feels to come from a film having taking something special away. I've come to the conclusion that this is one of those movies most people just don't get. This is indeed the age of crudity, where shock value is held in higher regard than genuinely good storytelling and uplifting characters. This film succeeds on all fronts by offering itself not just as a hilarious comedy(which it certainly is), but also as a means to convey a message that's too often ignored and scoffed at. Let's face it, most people today are master cynics, unwilling to accept any positivity but always ready to rebuke something. It seems to me, that's why this film was not a commercial success.

Eddie Murphy has created a phenomenal character in G and plays him with enough love and abandon I found myself smiling all the way through. Forget wondering exactly who G is. If you're really spending time on that, you've failed to see the point of the story. Besides, some things are best left to the imagination. Ambiguity doesn't have to be a scary concept. The love story between Goldblum and Preston isn't perfect, but their performances-particularly Goldblum's are worth seeing. I actually loved this movie, and recommend it to everybody, although you shouldn't expect an average comedy, but a deep thought-provoking movie instead.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

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