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What About Bob? Reviews

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Joyce Slaton
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Appealingly silly romp for kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 5, 2008
Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.

October 5, 2008
Its less is more approach makes for a brilliantly constructed plot in which Murray becomes more and more obnoxious and Dreyfuss is gradually driven to distraction by his eccentric little ways.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 13, 2007
This cruel but effective black comedy violates credibility at almost every turn, but the concept itself is so strong hat it winds up working pretty well anyway.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 13, 2007
A modern-day comedy in the grand tradition of the best screwball comedies of the late 1930s and early 40s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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March 13, 2007
Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 1, 2007
Murray nicely shelves his wise-guy persona in a winning comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
February 18, 2006
A delightful annoying-person comedy made even more amusing by the fact that Murray and Dreyfuss couldn't stand one another in real life.
| Original Score: 7/10
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
With Dreyfuss and Murray on top form, not even the familiar plotline -- uptight rich person meets free-wheeling poor person and learns about life -- can prevent this lunatic comedy from being funny.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 3, 2004
Dreyfuss e Murray estabelecem uma boa dinâmica nesta comédia irregular, mas agradável.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Quirky, wild comedy doings with Bill Murray over the top.
| Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
October 1, 2004
Boomers being really charming and funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 20, 2004
Pleasant comedy with droll Murray
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 4, 2003
Except for the last half hour, one of the best comedies of the 90's.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Somehow, Mr. Dreyfuss maintains his sound comic timing even when Frank Oz's antic direction calls for hand-waving hysteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 5, 2003
Annoying movie that wastes a talented cast.
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
Billy Murray gives an inspired performance. This is a comedy that often makes you simultaneously laugh and wince.
| Original Score: 4/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
July 26, 2002
One of the most snicker-worthy movies ever made. Great, great fun for the demented.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Both Dreyfuss and Murray give droll performances, and the film resists the temptation to side with either nut.
January 1, 2000
If you're a little discerning, you wont make the distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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