Holy Man ★★ 1998 (PG)
This satire of home shopping networks is supposed to shell American consumerism, but ends up shooting itself in the foot instead. Murphy is G, a New Age-babble spouting wise man who is used by home shopping execs Goldblum and Preston to boost flagging sales. G lectures about the joy of spiritual over material happiness, but sales soar anyway. Misuses Murphy's wisecracking ability in what could have been a good premise, and reduces his character to a sight gag. 113m/C VHS, DVD . Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia, Jon Cryer, Eric McCormack, Marc Macaulay, Sam Kitchin, Robert Small, Morgan Fairchild; D: Stephen Herek; W: Tom Schulman; C: Adrian Biddle; M: Alan Silvestri.