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What's Up, Doc? Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 11, 2014
Stands out as one of the great, if semi-forgotten comedy masterpieces of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 25, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Barbara Streisand takes over the feminine human incarnation of Bugs Bunny's free-spirited cartoon character in Peter Bogdanovich's enthusiastic homage to the screwball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
February 10, 2014
The result is a comedy made by a man who has seen a lot of movies, knows all the mechanics, and has absolutely no sense of humor.
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
[A] hilarious homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s by Howard Hawks and Preston Sturges.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A lot of fun for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 9, 2010
No one is going to match Grant and Hepburn, but Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand give it the ol' college try in the criminally entertaining What's Up, Doc? [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 2, 2009
It's never quite as tight or fierce as the original screwballers, but is fizzy and loveable and always worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
February 2, 2009
Bogdanovich has delivered a film with energy, wit, and a madcap pace that is well worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Never less than entertaining and is sometimes side-splittingly hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
This picture is a total smash.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 6, 2008
Enjoyable thanks to the fine use of San Francisco locations and an agreeably nutty Barbra Streisand.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 2, 2008
Hilarious live cartoon directed by Bogdanovich with sexy, silly turn by Streisand, and equally funny O'Neal and Kahn.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2007
Energetic contemporary takeoff on the Hollywood screwball comedies of the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A homage to Hollywood screwball comedy that by and large gets its pace and cartoon/slapstick timings right.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
October 1, 2005
a fun, nostalgic trip to the screwball comedy days of old Hollywood featuring Striesand at her most likable
| Original Score: 3/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
June 14, 2005
90 easy minutes of big laughs
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The strength of a movie like this, of course, is that you don't have to believe too much for too long, because there's something else happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 4, 2004
Not successful as a screwball update; it manages instead to create a considerable diversion despite itself.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 29, 2004
What's Up Doc? is hands down, Barbra Streisand's funniest movie, and one of the few that even non-Barbra Streisand fans (if there are any), can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 12, 2003
...you take the good with the bad, the funny moments with the long intervals of less inspired bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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