Eddie Murphy sleepwalks through excruciatingly shallow Christmas comedy

charmless central performance by the once-hysterical Eddie Murphy

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the journeyman director behind stoner comedies and serious biopics, Candy Kane Lane takes place

When material needs to be fed down the funnel but no one volunteers to get their hands dirty.

In moments like these, streamers turn to those who have no choice.

In moments like these, streamers turn to those who have no choice.