Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo (1997)

Leslie Nielsen has the title role in this live-action adaptation of UPA's bumbling, near-sighted animated character, Mr. Magoo (voice by Jim Backus). The character was created in the late Forties by John Hubley and others for the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon

By turns frenetic and flat-footed, Mr. Magoo is an uninspired live-action comedy.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Here's where I'm supposed to suggest how the film might be better. But I can't think of anything to say other than to make the film again, with different writers and a new director.


Nielsen, an actor who is either brilliant or abysmal depending on the material, veers towards the latter.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you really hate your kids, pack them off to this slapdash farce, whose only funny moment is the PC disclaimer at the end about the Disney company's humanist concern for blind people.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Only a couple of good gags in its pileup of otherwise lame jokes keep the production from being an unqualified stinker.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Instantly forgettable but fun while it lasts.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

Incomplete as a cartoon, indecisive as comedy, halting as adventure, Mr. Magoo turns out to be a shortsighted project.

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James Berardinelli

Mr. Magoo is not just an insult to the blind and near-blind, it's an insult to every human being who has the misfortune to suffer through this dreadfully unfunny, 90 minute atrocity.

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Clint Morris

Stinkier than a visit to the local tip

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
I saw this one it originally came out, and thought it was a very bad film that didn't have anything going for it. This is one of Leslie Nielson's… More
Dan Schultz
Pretty awful as I recall, Nielsen does his fair share of terrible movies.
Jason Owens
I haven't ever watched the cartoon of Mr. Magoo, but I always heard what it was about. I don't know why, but when I heard about Leslie Nielsen (one of… More
Deb S
Based on the old cartoon, Leslie Nielson plays Mr. Magoo, a clueless myopic millionaire who has to solve the case of a stolen ruby from his museum. The CCTV… More
Candy Rose
Leslie plays a millionaire who unwittingly defeats jewel smugglers.
Yinalí Ríos
Absolutely love this movie, super funny!