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The Absent-Minded Professor Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 21, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 12, 2002
Disney life-action for the simple-minded.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 26, 2004
Tepid live action Disney.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 1, 2001
The original's simple humor looks remarkably tired compared with the story's energetic and much more inventive remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Family entertainment at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com
August 1, 2003
Fun!
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Dated and silly, but still good family fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 5, 2004
Goofy comedy classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Reel.com
March 26, 2005
One of Disney's milestone live-action films.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 11, 2007
Disney produces a goofy lightweight Mack Sennett-like family comedy fantasy film that's joyfully directed by Robert Stevenson.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
November 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Enjoyable Disney effects comedy with good cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
September 22, 2003
Classic Disney, classic MacMurry.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 22, 2005
This Disney family film, inexplicably made in black-and-white, was nominated for three Oscars (cinematography, art direction, and visual effects), but won none, though it was popular at the box-office.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic

Variety
June 4, 2007
MacMurray is ideally cast as the car-hopping prof, and plays the role with warmth and gusto.

TV Guide
June 4, 2007
This is a zanily inventive piece of work, with delightful special effects, which set the style for a long series of live-action Disney films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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