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What About Bob? Reviews

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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.
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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.
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Variety
March 13, 2007
Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.
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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.
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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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
With his twisted lower lip, doleful eyes and trademark deadpan, [Murray] exudes an awkward -- and funny -- vulnerability.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Above all else, What About Bob? addresses the way many a patient feels when his psychiatrist has the nerve to go away without giving a thought to his problems. Perhaps it is just one desperate cosmic cry for help. Then again, maybe it's a threat.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: B-