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September 4, 2015
In "Bowfinger"," we see fine performances from its talented leads in a memorably funny comedy.
August 13, 2015
Steve Martin is one of the most underrated screenwriters of all time. All of the movies he's written ("Roxanne," "L.A. Story") just contain brilliant jokes and satire. He does for Los Angeles what Woody Allen did for New York City. His genius shines all over this brilliant sleeper that expertly skews the world of moviemaking. Eddie Murphy is funny in both of his roles, something he hasn't always managed since this movie. By all means, watch this. It's a lot of fun.
½ August 1, 2015
Bowfinger is a charming and quite funny film that expertly conveys Hollywood satire. However with a strong and one way theme, it makes it hard for the film to reach 'great' standards.
July 20, 2015
This movie is pure genius! Not only do all the actors give hilarious performances but all the jokes are clever and spot on. A surprisingly original idea and funny satire on Hollywood and how films are made. If you are ever looking for a movie to watch on a rainy day or a late summer night with a bunch of buddies, then Bowfinger is an excellent choice!
½ July 18, 2015
A really good movie! Thank you frank oz.
July 4, 2015
A fun, slapstick flick from 2 comedic stars...
½ June 18, 2015
Great movie. Bowfinger follows sort of the underdog formula, they claw and do anything to be a success and do become one, while also making a clever commentary on modern filmmaking, and has great performances from its cast, especially Martin and Murphy.
June 7, 2015
soooo much fun and so funny I highly recommend
May 22, 2015
This shows just how funny Martin and Murphy can be and boy do I miss that.
May 9, 2015
ITS THE EQUIVALENT OF A MODERN ED WOOD BIOGRAPHY BUT WITH LAUGHS. THE BEST THAT ED MURPHY OR STEVE MARTIN HAVE EVER PRODUCED. NOW FOR BOWFINGER 2 WE HAVE THE OLD CHARACTERS BACK BUT WE ARE MAKING CHUBBY RAIN 2 WITH ALL NEW ACTORS KIND OF A MEN IN BLACK 4 WITH ALL KINDS OF TWISTS AND TURNS
April 18, 2015
i was expecting this to be terribly reviewed, and i'm glad i was wrong. Bowfinger is just hilarious and nothing else.
½ January 28, 2015
Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy have great potential as a comedy team, but it is never fully realized in Bowfinger. It is an entertaining and funny movie in general, but it could have been better.
January 28, 2015
Awful Story , sometimes funny...but rarely
January 18, 2015
Terrific comedy film
January 18, 2015
Like a bridge between Ed Wood and Tropic Thunder, Bowfinger lambastes the film industry while celebrating filmmakers-even bad ones. Rent it.
Robbanflix
Super Reviewer
January 1, 2015
Two great comedy actors teams up in a very good quality movie i would say. Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy with nice perfomances with a perfect level of humor. The story follows Bobby Bowfinger ( movie producer ) in a desperately attemt to shoot a movie with a huge star only that the he must do it secretly around him.. there were actually plenty of funny scenes in this flick and a well written story. So overall this is a comedy which i enjoyed quite alot and nice to see those actors in a success.
½ December 21, 2014
A really unappreciated or even forgotten film that is freaking hilarious.
November 9, 2014
want to see it again
October 27, 2014
After so many years in the business, you have to believe that Steve Martin has experienced every kind of shady dealings and problematic shoots one can imagine. With the film "Bowfinger," he gets a chance to pour all of that experience into the single funniest screenplay he's ever written, a smart and hilarious spoof of the entire movie-making process.

The premise is about making a movie where the star doesn't know they're in a movie is based on an apparently real-life incident in the 1920's, but Martin works it into pure comedy gold. It's a resurgence for the actor, a return to form after a decade of flops and serious dramas that misfired, and Martin gives his best performance in years.

And then there's Eddie Murphy, whose career has had more ups and downs that perhaps almost anyone, at the top of his game here. He plays himself, and his twin brother, but it's wonderful without all the gimmicks, make-up and fat suits. He's great in both roles, some of the best work he's ever done partly because the script brings out the best in him but mostly because this project is such a perfect fit for his comic gifts.

There are a number of wonderful, laugh-out-loud moments here, most notably Murphy's scene on a very busy freeway and Martin quite literally rounding up his cameramen, but the film is genial rather than mean-spirited. Industry people will laugh knowingly, but it's definitely accessible to laypeople as well. "Bowfinger" is as clever as movies get, a riotous and good-hearted spoof with two very funny lead performances.
September 15, 2014
A very funny satire of Hollywood, filled with inside jokes and laugh-out-loud humor.
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