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Doc Hollywood (1991)

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Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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Movie Info

A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet pig, in this comedy. Fresh out of residence at a Washington D.C. hospital, hot-shot plastic surgeon Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) hops in his Porsche and is headed for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. However, Ben accidentally plows into a fence in Grady, South Carolina; the wreck puts Ben's car out of commission, and the town's mayor, Nick Nicholson (David

Oct 6, 1998

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (8) | DVD (5)

Has no real taste of its own, but, in its mildness and predictability, offers the reassurance of a fast-food or motel chain.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety | Comment (1)
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The whole thing bubbles along nicely in a fresh, witty, unselfconscious manner, making you forget the dated Capra-corn message.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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While retaining his boyish appeal, Mr. Fox also seems a shade more substantial this time, possibly because he is seen making life-or-death decisions when not fielding comic lines.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This isn't a bucolic, small-town romance. It's "Porky's."

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The picture, which was directed by Michael Caton-Jones, is corny and filled with quaint country eccentrics, but it has a redeeming sweetness of spirit.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Dialogue and plot and all the rest take second place to the conviction that two people only have eyes for one another. Fox and Warner create that feeling, which is why "Doc Hollywood" is a sweetheart of a movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Utterly predictable, but well acted, story of a big city doctor forced to reassess his value system after being stranded in a small town.

May 12, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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It works, with a hearty sense of character connection established, making the climax less about programmed theatrics and more about two smart, hesitant people finding comfort in an unlikely situation.

August 2, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

A breezy but entertaining star vehicle for Michael J. Fox.

January 13, 2005
Flipside Movie Emporium

A Hollywood look into small town America that, somehow, rings real.

May 14, 2004
Reeling Reviews

When you see films like this show how easy it is to make a formulaic rom-com without offending, it's a nasty surprise to see what the Nancy Meyer's are churning out.

March 3, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Not really that funny, but has a nice feel to it.

February 8, 2004
Juicy Cerebellum

A charmer of a vehicle for Fox

July 15, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Heartwarming and full of good humor.

March 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Insignificant but fun "city boy meets country girl" tale. Julie Warner is gorgeous, and David Ogden Stiers is wonderful as the mayor.

March 19, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

far from classic comedy. It is however a reasonably worthwhile romantic comedy. Some of the chemistry between Fox and Warner is a bit off, but thanks to a sturdy support cast - including Bridget Fonda and David Ogden Stiers - our visit to Grady isn't so b

September 20, 2002
Moviehole

Entirely sweet and lovable. An "old-fashioned" modern comedy that actually works.

July 27, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Charming movie.

July 26, 2002
Las Vegas Mercury

Predictable as sunburn on the 4th of July, it is a film as ingratiating as its star.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Overall disappointment, despite some sporadic laughs.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Doc Hollywood

Cute movie - although the plot is exactly as expected. A highfalutin big city doctor lands up in a small town complete with caring people and "a beautiful, intelligent, and feisty" woman and has to consider his options.
November 25, 2013
Redlats

Super Reviewer

Campy, off color, and not so daringly original, Doc Hollywood is enjoyable, if not a slight cliche of the standard comedy. Julie Warner keeps it very heartfelt and original, even if she has to be nude in order for her to be in it.
August 24, 2010
FrizzDrop

Super Reviewer

He was a big city plastic surgeon...in a small town that didn't take plastic. A lot of LOLs. Typicall Michael. J Fox Movie
December 13, 2009
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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Meh! Was alright, Michael J. Fox is always good but this isn?t his best
September 29, 2009
SirPant

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    1. Lou: I can see you coming from half a mile away Doctor Stone.You and your slick city ways.I suspect your version of romance is whatever will seperate me from my panties.
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