Mr. Magoo 1997

Mr. Magoo

Critics Consensus

Leslie Nielsen's affability can't save this dunderheaded update of Mr. Magoo, which delivers a stream of slapstick gags so lame that audiences will feel like they've stepped on a rake.

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Government agents and a beautiful thief (Kelly Lynch) pursue a myopic millionaire (Leslie Nielsen) who unknowingly possesses a valuable gem.

Cast & Crew

Leslie Nielsen
Mr. Quincy Magoo
Kelly Lynch
Luanne LeSeur, Prunella Pegula
Matt Keeslar
Waldo Magoo
Stephen Tobolowsky
Agent Chuck Stupack, FBI
Ernie Hudson
Agent Gus Anders, CIA
Jennifer Garner
Stacey Sampanahoditra
Malcolm McDowell
Austin Cloquet
Miguel Ferrer
Mr. Ortega Peru
Justis Greene
Co-Producer
Ben Myron
Producer
Andre Morgan
Executive Producer
Robert L. Rosen
Executive Producer
Henry G. Saperstein
Executive Producer
Sue Shakespeare
Animation Producer
Terry Shakespeare
Animation Supervising Producer
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Magoo

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Audience Reviews for Mr. Magoo

  • Jul 01, 2012
    I saw this one it originally came out, and thought it was a very bad film that didn't have anything going for it. This is one of Leslie Nielson's worst films, and it is an awful train wreck of a film with bad, stupid humor. This film is a total waste of time and it has absolutely no redeeming qualities about it. This is a stupid film from start to finish, one that really has no good comedic elements. This is sloppy filmmaking, and you can see that the end result wasn't too important for the filmmakers. I hated this film so much, and if you have the misfortune of seeing, it's one of those films that you wish you'd forget about. The film awful and with a poor script and poor performances, it fails at being a memorable comedy. The film should never have been made, and it falls flat more often than succeeds. This is a dreadful film definitely not worth your time. Considering that Nielson was in this, you'd think it would be funny. Unfortunately this is his worst performance ever, and it is a pointless comedy that just isn't funny. This film was bad, and had nothing going for it. With a poor script, poor acting and poor directing, this is one of the worst comedies that you could watch. Avoid this and watch something actually funny instead. Mr. Magoo is not a film worth watching, and it should be avoided. Watching paint dry was funnier than this film, and it is still to this day one of the worst comedies that I've seen, simply awful.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2011
    it is bad and a shame the talent involved didn't pick up on the poor script. Regrettably watched the entire film.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2011
    Based on the old cartoon, Leslie Nielson plays Mr. Magoo, a clueless myopic millionaire who has to solve the case of a stolen ruby from his museum. The CCTV footage makes him look like he was in on it so now he must hunt these ruthless jewel thieves down in order to clear his name. Coming along for the ride are his dog, Angus and his nephew, Waldo. There are more laughs in the original Mister Magoo cartoons but if you're looking for something light and silly then this may be the film for you. Also starring Kelly Lynch, Ernie Hudson, Jennifer Garner, and Malcolm McDowell!
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2009
    I haven't ever watched the cartoon of Mr. Magoo, but I always heard what it was about. I don't know why, but when I heard about Leslie Nielsen (one of the best comedy actors there is) starring in "Mr. Magoo," I wanted to see it. Mr. Magoo is a VERY visually impaired and wealthy man. He unfortunately gets involved in the middle of a plot that deals with thieves stealing extremely valuable jewels. Whether Mr. Magoo successfully gets out of the middle of the action or not, one thing's for sure, he sure needs a new eye doctor. Unlike what I've read from some of the other reviews, I didn't think that Leslie Nielsen did a bad job at all in "Mr. Magoo." I do agree that the movie seems generic and that it is somewhat pointless, but I still moderately liked it. Mr. Magoo isn't trying to be funny, but he is, since he is nearly blind. You will see him do such things such as go fishing and catch a man, but think that he has a lunker of a fish, take what he thinks is a skiing detour, but that is actually the edge of a cliff, and a lot more. I thought Leslie Nielsen did a great job of acting like he was nearly blind, and the rest of the people in the film did ok, but not great, with the exception of the dog, who was brilliant. As for the movie itself, "Mr. Magoo" isn't one of the best comedies and it's not one of the funniest, but I did think parts were hilarious. But there were also many parts that tried to be funny, that didn't even make me grin. All in all, it's a mixed bag of laughs and failed grins. If you're a fan of comedy movies and Leslie Nielsen films, I would recommend renting "Mr. Magoo" before buying it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.
    Jason O Super Reviewer

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