Mrs. Doubtfire - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mrs. Doubtfire Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 17, 2008
The greater story is sacrificed for schticky gags about a guy dressing as an old woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Brian Lowry
July 22, 2008
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.
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David Ansen
April 7, 2008
I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked.
Steve Crum
March 22, 2008
Modern comedy classic w/Robin Williams in and out of drag.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Pete Croatto
December 29, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 5, 2006
Chris Columbus' only good movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 11, 2005
A genuinely funny comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
July 7, 2005
Mrs. Doubtfire is by no means a bad movie-going experience and still holds up as vintage Robin Williams, but it's certainly an odd idea the more you think about it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Clint Morris
March 31, 2005
One of Robin William's funniest films to absolute beauty!
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 22, 2004
It is what it is, and frankly I don't like it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 5, 2004
Tedious beyond words.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
March 12, 2004
Clumsy, but you can't go wrong with Robin Williams in drag.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 12, 2003
Rousing comic portrait of a dad who loves his kinds more than anything else in the world.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 24, 2003
An overactive, cheeky costume comedy highlighted by the inspired zaniness of Robin Williams
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Luis Martinez
November 14, 2002
One of the funniest roles of Williams.
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
In terms of plot, the film is rather feeble, but sometimes there's more to a movie than story, and this is one of those rare occasions when all the other elements pull together and lift the production.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
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