Mrs. Doubtfire - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mrs. Doubtfire Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Brian Lowry
Variety
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
Newsweek
April 7, 2008
I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked.
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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.
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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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You will laugh till your ribs ache -- not because director Chris Columbus of the "Home Alone" movies has a gift for farce, which he does, but because Williams is to funny what the Energizer Bunny is to batteries. He keeps going and going and going.
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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