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Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (2000)

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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Reviews Counted: 85
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 63

While Eddie Murphy is still hilarious as the entire Klump family, the movie falls apart because of uneven pacing, a poor script, and skits that rely on being gross rather than funny.

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Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 15

While Eddie Murphy is still hilarious as the entire Klump family, the movie falls apart because of uneven pacing, a poor script, and skits that rely on being gross rather than funny.

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Average Rating: 2.6/5
User Ratings: 231,110

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Overweight scientific genius Sherman Klump and his extended family are back in this sequel to the 1996 comedy smash The Nutty Professor. Sherman (played once again by Eddie Murphy) has come up with a discovery that ought to make him a multimillionaire: a youth serum that turns back the user's body clock. Sherman has also found time for a social life and has fallen in love with Denise Gains (Janet Jackson), a brilliant woman involved in DNA research. Sherman and Denise are engaged, but Sherman is

Dec 5, 2000

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Nutty Professor II is neither funny nor endearing enough to conceal the fact that, like its star, it fills the screen with a lot of padding.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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[Murphy] seems to be in a new flowering of his career.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Never manages to feel like a sustained story.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Bodily function humor galore marks Murphy sequel.

December 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Rape that's anal and bestial! Scrotal lint! Noodly penises! One Eddie Murphy character desperately begging to give another one gummy oral sex in a hot tub! Bring the whole family!

September 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
Suite101.com

So thick with bad gas, it sours the show.

July 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The producers have capitalized on the best stuff, but they don't seem to know what to do with it.

September 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

sidelined by a convoluted storyline whipped up by no less than four screenwriters, all of whom seem to have been working at cross-purposes.

June 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

O subtítulo desta produção não deveria ser A Família Klump, mas sim A Família Pum.

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Shrill, obnoxious, unfunny and nearly unwatchable.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

would have been better if it had concentrated more on its subtitle: The Klumps

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

It relentlessly humiliates its many obese and elderly characters.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

The Klumps are relegated to the sidelines, gross caricatures meant to distract us from the movie's disjointed, inane plot line.

January 1, 2000
New Times

Lacks the heart of the first.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Splintered, would-be comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

Murphy's targets are selective, his timing shrewd.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia City Paper

The original Klump experience still stands out as a winner.

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

Jokes that are funny the first time are repeated over and over, well past the point where they stop being funny, and far into the realm of annoyance.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Conceited Critic
Conceited Critic

Audience Reviews for Nutty Professor II - The Klumps

Sure it had some good laughs, but it was just more of the same ol same.
October 31, 2011
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

I found that this sequel to the Nutty Professor was lacking considering that the first film was a lot of fun, funny and entertaining. The film is decent, but is also fairly lazy compared to the first one. They tried too hard at outdoing the first film, and they ended up with another sub-par sequel. This is very often the case with most sequels. Filmmakers try to outdo the first, but they fail to capture key elements that made the first film so special. The Nutty Professor II is a decent enough comedy, but it really doesn't do anything new or exciting with the material. Eddie Murphy is good here, however I feel that he's past his prime, and he should've retired after this film was made. The guy isn't what he used to be. The film funny, but the humor is tiresome at times, and you see that the screenwriters tried too hard at outdoing the first film. This sequel still manages to make you laugh, but with less effective results. I enjoyed the first film a lot more and despite the fact that this is somewhat decent, Nutty Professor II could have been much better. The film has laughs here and there, and for the moist part is decent enough to be entertaining, but as yet another sequel to a smash comedy, this film fails to be as funny as the first film. Nutty Professor II is worth watching, but it's nowhere near the first film, which was very funny, original and brought on big laughs.
October 16, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Its worth a viewing because its fun to see Murphy playing the Klump family again making more jokes, ultimately the script isnt as good as the original and Murphy does sell out on this one but godamn it. It still made me laugh. Worth a viewing though for sure
October 1, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Weak script, bad direction, bad acting, poor film. At least, The Klumps, sometimes apparently looks a fun picture. Rotten.
June 20, 2011
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

    1. Ernie Klump: Now you see what you did, Joe College? You gone and messed up the whole party.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (18 months ago)
    1. Granny Klump: I'm gonna tell you something, I've got a razor in this bag.
    2. Papa Klump: Oh, yeah? I'll tell you what. That ain't even no bag you got in your hand, that's your titty.
    3. Mama Klump: Cletus!
    4. Papa Klump: She's got old bags for titties!
    5. Mama Klump: Jesus!
    6. Papa Klump: Old bag with old bag titties.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (18 months ago)
    1. Buddy Love: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theatres.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (19 months ago)
    1. Buddy Love: Well, if it isn't Sherman Klump. The inventor of Jumbo, the horny hamster.
    2. Dean Richmond: Please!
    – Submitted by Matthew D (19 months ago)
    1. Dean Richmond: I'll tell you what does bother me. On my way over here, a cute little boy pointed at me & said "Oh look, Mommy, there goes the hamster's BITCH!
    – Submitted by Matthew D (19 months ago)
    1. Buddy Love: What the hell are you looking at? This is a impressive package for a toddler.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (21 months ago)
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