The Nutty Professor Reviews

September 7, 2011
June 6, 2009
[Murphy] is able to invest his Professor Klump with an endearing dignity, give his lounge lizard alter ego, Buddy Love, an alligator's bite and then go on from there to play Klump's grandma. Also his mother, father and brother.
March 26, 2009
Murphy's most assured work in some time.
August 20, 2002
This is good, seamless comedy.
June 18, 2002
This is a chance to see Murphy doing what he does best, and for that alone it's worth seeing.
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
The flick is sketch comedy spun out to feature length.
May 12, 2001
Eddie Murphy is funny again. Sadly, he lacks the guts to follow through on the cathartic self-satire that gives the film its distinction.
February 14, 2001
Messy, raucous, crude and undisciplined though this remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis vehicle is, it also creates more laughter (and poignancy) than any Eddie Murphy movie has in quite some time.
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.
January 1, 2000
An uneven but hilarious remake.
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.
January 1, 2000
At long last again, an Eddie Murphy movie has its plug in the socket.
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.
January 1, 2000
This movie is a little too interested in easy jokes to bother with having a heart.
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.
June 28, 1996