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Multiplicity (1996)

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21

Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 11

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In this zany comedy, Michael Keaton is Doug Kinney, a man with too many tasks and not enough time to complete them. When he feels too much pressure, his temper explodes with disastrous results. So when researcher Dr. Owen Leeds (Harris Yulin) offers him a somewhat unusual remedy for his problem, he gives it a try. Soon, a fully grown clone of Doug is delivered, complete with his memories up to the time of its "birth." Being in two places at once offers some advantages, but problems arise when

Apr 14, 1998

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (25) | DVD (2)

More Kafkaesque than comedic, more fascinating to watch than out-and-out funny.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The comedy itself, however, is uneven and, more often than not, obvious.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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Groundhog Day had a certain sweetness and even a sly philosophical depth, but Multiplicity is more of a ground-level comedy, in which we can usually anticipate the problems for Doug and his clones.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Ramis and his quartet of writers, including City Slickers shtick factories of Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel, can't find much to do with their simple premise.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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Some sexy stuff in dated, but entertaining '80s comedy.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A desperately unfunny comedy lethargically directed by Harold Ramis, and boringly acted by Michael Keaton.

October 9, 2005 | Comment (1)
Fantastica Daily

Try not to double or triple-up laughing. (published 7-19-96)

December 28, 2004 Full Review
Kansas City Kansan

It's a showcase for Keaton.

July 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Whatever you know about cloning, leave at the theater door. Whatever you know about the modern housewife, shuck that, too. The feminism of "Multiplicity" is barely circa 1959.

June 1, 2003 Full Review
Critics Inc./America Online

More is not better, in this case.

April 4, 2003
Chico Enterprise-Record

Michael Keaton is very funny, but the comedy itself isn't worth his efforts.

February 24, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Great premise, great work by Keaton, but the script lets them down.

February 23, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

It could have been a good story, but it turns out to be thin, despite good acting performances by Keaton and MacDowell.

July 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

You expect better from director Harold Ramis, who made much more with much less in Groundhog Day.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Starts out with a great premise, but fails to deliver on its promise.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

Ends up falling a bit flat on the screen.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Multiplicity ignores just about every question that would naturally come to the movie-goer's mind.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
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Audience Reviews for Multiplicity

A goofy comedy, and it does go off the old saying 'if only there were more of me'. The story is predictable, especially the ending. Overall it has some humor, but overall it's just okay.
July 8, 2011
ajv2688

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I secretly like this movie.
September 24, 2007
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Curtis Lilly

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Funny movie about a man who duplicates himself for his busy life.
July 22, 2007
thmtsang
Candy Rose

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Funny but predictable.
June 5, 2007
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