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The Nutty Professor Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Murphy proves himself a surprisingly strong actor here, playing Sherman with sweetness and poignancy, not to mention loads of funny weight-related humor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
This movie is a little too interested in easy jokes to bother with having a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Murphy outdoes himself by bringing pathos as well as sweetness to the character, arguably making him a viable update of Lewis's bucktoothed Julius Kelp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The movie succeeds in two different ways: It's sweet and good-hearted, and then again it's raucous slapstick and bathroom humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An uneven but hilarious remake.
January 1, 2000
The laugh-out-loud Eddie Murphy movie was fast becoming an artifact, like a can of New Coke or one of Cher's old noses. But The Nutty Professor marks his return to form.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The Nutty Professor offers some great sight gags and some hilarious slapstick, but even four writers were unable to find enough plot and dialogue to justify the visual effects.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It took four writers -- including Shadyac -- to adapt Lewis and Richmond's original Nutty Professor script, and they managed to remove what little dramatic impetus once existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
The Klumps is a bit like watching Ali just a couple of years before he called it quits -- occasionally still exciting to be around, but more often than not going through the motions, punching well below par.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Although the film covers some familiar territory, Murphy adds the essential humor to make it worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I do not recommend this lame picture to any age group.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Nutty Professor isn't much of a movie, but it's certainly a prime showcase for Eddie Murphy's enormous talent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Arguably better than the last five Eddie Murphy films taken together, The Nutty Professor still seems to be playing down to its audience much of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The Nutty Professor is, of course, a vanity piece, and it does serve notice that Murphy has lost none of his talent or ability. But it also demonstrates that he needs some guidance so he won't waste it on such lousy material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
At long last again, an Eddie Murphy movie has its plug in the socket.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The movie offers the uplifting news bulletin that life is not about being happy with how much you weigh but with what kind of person you are. This is where the movie starts getting sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
I never thought I would see the day when Eddie Murphy would play a character who inspired sympathy, but watching Klump disintegrate before a barrage of the comedian's barbs is genuinely poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 15, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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