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The Absent-Minded Professor

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

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One of Disney's most entertaining forays into live-action, this hit family comedy stars Fred MacMurray as a college professor so forgetful that he missed his own wedding twice. He creates an extremely resilient flying rubber, dubbed "Flubber," and manages to make his old Model-T bounce all the way to Washington, DC, where it is mistaken for a UFO, as well as helping the college basketball team win the big game with Flubber-powered sneakers. MacMurray is a lot of fun in the title role, ably

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Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Bill Walsh

Jan 14, 2003

Buena Vista Distribution Company

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Flubber provides fuel for a very funny piece of hyperbolic humor in the grand American tradition of Paul Bunyan, and Director Robert Stevenson and Scriptwriter Bill Walsh get plenty of bounce out of every ounce.

March 9, 2009 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine
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MacMurray is ideally cast as the car-hopping prof, and plays the role with warmth and gusto.

June 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Family entertainment at its best.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

This is a zanily inventive piece of work, with delightful special effects, which set the style for a long series of live-action Disney films.

June 4, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Disney produces a goofy lightweight Mack Sennett-like family comedy fantasy film that's joyfully directed by Robert Stevenson.

February 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This Disney family film, inexplicably made in black-and-white, was nominated for three Oscars (cinematography, art direction, and visual effects), but won none, though it was popular at the box-office.

July 22, 2005 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of Disney's milestone live-action films.

March 26, 2005
Reel.com

Tepid live action Disney.

June 26, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Goofy comedy classic.

June 5, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Classic Disney, classic MacMurry.

September 22, 2003
MovieCrypt.com

Fun!

August 1, 2003
FilmFestivals.com

Enjoyable Disney effects comedy with good cast.

February 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Disney life-action for the simple-minded.

August 12, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Dated and silly, but still good family fun.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

The original's simple humor looks remarkably tired compared with the story's energetic and much more inventive remake.

August 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Absent-Minded Professor

I liked this movie a lot compared to the remake with Robin Williams. This movie is cool, funny, and exciting. I really liked it and I recommend it over the new one.
November 22, 2010
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