Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)



Critic Consensus: On paper, Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively broad or sentimental, but Robin Williams shines so brightly in the title role that the end result is difficult to resist.

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After out-of-work actor Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife Miranda (Sally Field), he dresses up in drag to become the matronly Mrs. Doubtfire, the family's new nanny, in order to see his kids every day.
PG-13 (for some sexual references)
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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20th Century Fox

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Robin Williams
as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire
Sally Field
as Miranda Hillard
Lisa Jakub
as Lydia Hillard
Matthew Lawrence
as Chris Hillard
Mara Wilson
as Natalie Hillard
Robert Prosky
as Mr. Lundy
Anne Haney
as Mrs. Sellner
Sydney Walker
as Bus Driver
Joe Bellan
as TV Boss
Martin Mull
as Justin Gregory
Syd Walker
as Bus Driver
Terence McGovern
as ADR Director
Terry McGovern
as ADR Director Lou
Karen Kahn
as 1st Female Employee
Eva Gholson
as 2nd Female Employee
James Cunningham
as Male Employee
Scott Beach
as Judge
Juliette Marshall
as Miranda's Attorney
Drew Letchworth
as Daniel's Attorney
Jessica Myerson
as Miranda's Mother
Dr. Toad
as Bartender
Jim Cullen
as Thug
Kenneth Loo
as 1st Staring Boy
Jeff Loo
as 2nd Staring Boy
Betsy Monroe
as Stunning Woman
Joseph Narducci
as Delivery Boy
Adam Bryant
as Man in Men's Room
Todd Williams
as Dr. Toad
Adele Proom
as Lundy's Secretary
Rick Overton
as Maitre 'd
Molly McClure
as Woman Housekeeper
Andy Prosky
as TV Director
William Newman
as Mr. Spinkles
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (9)

Although overly sappy in places and probably 20 minutes too long, this Robin Williams-in-drag vehicle provides the comic a slick surface for doing his shtick, within a story possessing broad family appeal.

Full Review… | July 21, 2008
Top Critic

I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked.

Full Review… | April 6, 2008
Top Critic

Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The film is not as amusing as the premise, and there were long stretches when I'd had quite enough of Mrs. Doubtfire.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Williams has to break out of a second-rate "Tootsie" imitation, ankles clamped in pathos and face covered in latex. He pulls it off in the end, but it's not pretty.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire

Classic Robin Williams at his manically schticky and emotionally naked best.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


Only The late Robin Williams has ever been able to pull off being a woman! An overrated movie but it holds genuine emotion and comedy to be family gold!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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No doubt about it - Robin Williams is brilliant!

Christian C
Christian C

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