• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Classics, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jerry Lewis
    In Theaters:
    Jun 4, 1963 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 17, 2000
  • Paramount Home Video

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The Nutty Professor Reviews

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J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters

The Nutty Professor was not only a starring vehicle for Lewis, the comedian, it was also co-written and directed by the star and shows, intentionally and deliberately, two drastically different sides of him.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 7/10

June 27, 2014
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Demonstrates that Jerry Lewis is the absolute master of screen space: There's not a single indifferent shot in the film.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 4/4

June 17, 2014
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

[Jerry] Lewis constructed one of his sturdiest scripts in The Nutty Professor, and he wasted scarcely a minute of it.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4/5

June 9, 2014

a quite funny romp

| Original Score: 3/4

March 8, 2008
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Certainly Jerry Lewis at his best.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a brilliant job of direction, but the film couldn't have worked without Lewis' performance in both roles.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

October 19, 2004
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Contains some of Lewis's most outrÚ directorial flourishes.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 14, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly, manic, juvenile, square, unfunny in an offensive way and serving as an egomaniacal testament to Mr. Lewis.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

April 3, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Much better than the remake; Jerry Lewis' best movie.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 31, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Supposedly Lewis' masterpiece. That says a lot about Lewis.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2003
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Classic Jerry Lewis

| Original Score: 5/5

February 19, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Lewis' uneven take on Jekyll and Hyde has its fun moments, but at times its too sentimental and cloying.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"probably Lewis' masterpiece"

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

| Original Score: 3/5

May 7, 2007

| Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2007
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 3/5

October 22, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2005
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

| Original Score: 2/5

January 7, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 17, 2004
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