Flubber (1997)

Flubber (1997)

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Remake of ÒThe Absent-Minded ProfessorÓ finds Robin Williams concocting a physics-defying substance that may save his failing college. Uneven but good natured.
Rating:
PG (For slapstic action and violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Disney

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Cast

Robin Williams
as Prof. Philip Brainard
Marcia Gay Harden
as Sara Jean Reynolds
Jodi Benson
as Weebo
Christopher McDonald
as Wilson Croft
Wil Wheaton
as Bennett Hoenicker
Ted Levine
as Wesson
Raymond J. Barry
as Chester Hoenicker
Edie McClurg
as Martha George
Dakin Matthews
as Minister
Bob Greene
as Referee
Samuel Lloyd
as Willy Barker
Julie Morrison
as Webbette
Benjamin Brock
as Window Boy
Tom Barlow
as Medfield Basketball Player
Bob Sarlatte
as Rutland Coach
Zack Zeigler
as Teenage Boy
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Critic Reviews for Flubber

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

Manage[s] to squeeze the very bounce out of what should have been a can't-miss update.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Many kids will enjoy this silly movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

The new version is a total dud.

Full Review… | April 7, 2008
Houston Community Newspapers

Bring back Fred MacMurray ... a hyper, witless snooze.

September 30, 2005
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Loud, keening awfulness.

April 2, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

One of Robin Williams's unspeaklably bad filler movies, and maybe one of his worst...and that's saying a lot.

April 28, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

Audience Reviews for Flubber

½

In this effects heavy remake of "The Absent-Minded Professor", we get the tale of an absent-minded college professor who has a 'happy' accident that results in the creation of a translucent green blob-like substance he comes to call flubber (flying rubber). From there, hijinx ensue, as the prof. can't remember how he created the formula, nor can he remember that he is to marry the president of the failing college he works at. On top of that he also has an arch rival and his cronies to deal with, as well as the flubber itself, which pretty much has a mind of its own. The film really offers nothing new except for some special effects based spectacle. This is kinda cool, but even this isn't all that groundbreaking. There's lots of wacky slapstick based humor, but your opinion of this brand of laugh generator will determine how much of the jokes here are hit and miss. I honestly don't remember much from this movie, but I recall growing tired of the slapstick (and Williams's typical shtick) rather fast. The film does try, but not really as hard as it could have, Ultimately this is a rather 'meh' affair, but if you're bored, you might get some amount of enjoyment out of it.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

½

An idiotic remake of a fun kids movie from the 60s. Sure Williams tries to make this movie fun too, but overall it's too stupid and ridiculous even for kids.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A funny feel good family film!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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