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The Nutty Professor Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
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
Brian Orndorf
August 19, 2012
There's bold work here from Murphy on grand scale of thespian commitment, yet the feature's sense of humor is more dreary than playful, killing the potential of the premise with a constant display of bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A dumb, offensive movie--a good one to skip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Cabin
December 2, 2005
the beginning of the end for Eddie Murphy
| Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 1, 2016
It spends too much time trying to find laughter and not enough time speaking out against fat shaming and our weight-obsessed culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 11, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
January 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
February 18, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
I do not recommend this lame picture to any age group.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
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
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
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
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
The flick is sketch comedy spun out to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2009
All in all, a pretty thin comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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