Mrs. Doubtfire
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Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. Daniel Hillard (Williams) is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father, but he's a poor disciplinarian and a shaky role model. After throwing an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda (Sally Field) reaches the end of her patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the children, and he's only allowed to visit them once a week.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The greater story is sacrificed for schticky gags about a guy dressing as an old woman."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Chris Columbus' only good movie."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"One of Robin William's funniest films to absolute beauty!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Modern comedy classic w/Robin Williams in and out of drag."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A genuinely funny comedy."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"It is what it is, and frankly I don't like it."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"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."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
‑ Pete Croatto,
"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."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Tedious beyond words."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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