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Critiquing Movies and the Folks Who Write About Them : Eddie and Pans

July 31, 1988

Could the many negative reviews of Eddie Murphy's new film, "Coming to America," be a result of unconscious racism?

Murphy's previous movies were about a black man in all-white worlds and had mostly white casts. Did the white reviewers feel kinder to Mr. Murphy when he cavorted in the shining white world?

RICHARD E. MATISSE

Los Angeles

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