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Mr. ChurchBased on the real-life experiences of screenwriter Susan McMartin, the story is set in 1965 Los Angeles, telling the story of a young girl and her dying mother who are joined by a black male cook who comes to live with them, making their lives change forever.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 104 minQuality: HDRelease: 2016IMDb: 7.6
Actors of "Mr. Church"
Characters of "Mr. Church"
Directors of "Mr. Church"Bruce BeresfordBirthdate: 16 August 1940, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creators of "Mr. Church"Susan McMartin
Critic Reviews of "Mr. Church"New YorkerSeptember 22, 2016
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.RogerEbert.comSeptember 16, 2016
After helming this, an episode of Roots and Best Picture-winner Driving Miss Daisy, Beresford should be forced to join 'Subservient Cinematic Negroes Anonymous.'New York Daily NewsSeptember 16, 2016
Murphy's low-key but affecting performance is filled with loaded and loving glances. And the restraint becomes the 55-year-old star. If only the film were better.Washington PostSeptember 15, 2016
Murphy is fine as the title character, although his performance consists mostly of suppressing all of his usual shtick. He certainly doesn't endow Mr. Church with any unexpected depths. But then neither does the script.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 15, 2016
Somehow Murphy manages to lift his dignified, all-knowing servant character off the page, giving a meticulously composed performance in a vehicle that can't help but feel superficially repackaged.Seattle TimesSeptember 15, 2016
Get out your handkerchiefs, but don't expect to believe a minute of this vastly improbable tale.Black Girl NerdsJanuary 01, 2017
Man, this type of role is really out of pocket for Eddie Murphy. He isn't funny, and he isn't particularly interesting.JoBlo's Movie EmporiumSeptember 28, 2016
Very hokey and old-fashioned in its sensibilities, but Eddie Murphy's performance is excellent.Cinemalogue.comSeptember 23, 2016
Murphy's understated portrayal is a highlight in an otherwise heavy-handed examination of the way in which troubled souls come together to form surrogate families.Movie NationSeptember 22, 2016
"Mr. Church" serves up comfort food in an era when every food truck and most indie films offer more interesting fare.Common Sense MediaSeptember 19, 2016
Cliched drama has sad moments, drinking, stereotypes.Deseret News, Salt Lake CitySeptember 16, 2016
There are several things to like about a quiet drama like Mr. Church. But the thing that feels most notable about director Bruce Beresford's story of a young woman and her unique father figure is the presence of Eddie Murphy in the title role.
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