What can we say? It's about time. Ages have passed since positive buzz surrounded an Eddie Murphy movie (not counting that time you and your buddies got twisted and caught Norbit on cable). Believe it or not, a large part of the critical feedback on his latest flick, Tower Heist, has been uncharacteristically, well, upbeat. Even the most hateful of reviewers seem to be singing praises about how the movie's edgy comedy truly reintroduces viewers to the Eddie of yesteryear.
Rather than gimmicks, fat-suits, and G-rated chuckles, the actor's organic comic chops are once again allowed to shine through, making viewers question if this could officially mark his return to the good, Raw-reminiscent stuff that made him a star. Add onto that that the dude's been tapped to host the 2012 Oscars and everything seems to be in place for what could be one of the greatest comebacks in the business.
How will the star fare? You'll have to check out Tower Heist (which hit theaters yesterday) and be the judge. When it comes maintaining that spot back in Hollywood's good graces, however, we've got Eddie's Rx right here, via our list of 10 Ways That Eddie Murphy Can Stay Cool.