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What's Up, Doc? Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The busy script by Buck Henry, Robert Benton, and David Newman keeps things moving, but the spirit of pastiche keeps this romp from truly rivaling its sources.
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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.
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+
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
December 21, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A lot of fun for the whole family.
Full Review | 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
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Don Willmott
June 14, 2005
90 easy minutes of big laughs
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
July 5, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
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+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 6, 2008
Enjoyable thanks to the fine use of San Francisco locations and an agreeably nutty Barbra Streisand.
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
This picture is a total smash.
Eric Melin
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Bogdanovich's slapstick tribute lives up to its inspiration.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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