The Nutty Professor Reviews

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.
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.
January 2, 2011
A dumb, offensive movie--a good one to skip.
June 6, 2009
All in all, a pretty thin comedy.
December 2, 2005
the beginning of the end for Eddie Murphy
July 4, 2005
January 2, 2005
May 14, 2003
March 11, 2003
February 18, 2003
January 4, 2003
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
The flick is sketch comedy spun out to feature length.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
I do not recommend this lame picture to any age group.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
This movie is a little too interested in easy jokes to bother with having a heart.
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.