Holy Man

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

'G' (Murphy) is a pilgrim in sandals and kaftan with nowhere to go - until, that is, he's almost run over by Ricky Hayman (Goldblum), producer of TV's 'Good Buy Shopping Network,' and a man ripe for the chop unless he can reverse his channel's plummeting ratings. When G wanders on to the 'live' set and instructs viewers to stop buying, the phone lines go crazy, and stock begins flying off the shelf. Cue G's career in reverse-psychology marketing and a reprieve for Hayman, who begins to dream up new ways of exploiting naivety. This cynical yarn about the evils of consumerism has a roster of faults: the public's infatuation with the guru is complete nonsense; erratic editing ensures the plot shoots off all over the place; and some of the slapstick scenes are done to death. Nevertheless, Murphy's bemused manner works well against Goldblum's wisecracking asshole, and the kitsch on-air shopping sequences are often very funny.


Release details

114 mins

Cast and crew

Stephen Herek
Tom Schulman
Eddie Murphy
Jeff Goldblum
Kelly Preston
Robert Loggia
Jon Cryer
Eric McCormack
Sam Kitchin