The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

This Disney film tells the rollicking tale of scatter-brained Professor Brainard whose life becomes chaotic after he invents an amazing compound with anti-gravitational properties. His attempts to promote the substance gain him unwanted… More

Rated: G
Running Time:
Release Date: January 14, 2003
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Flubber provides fuel for a very funny piece of hyperbolic humor in the grand American tradition of Paul Bunyan, and Director Robert Stevenson and Scriptwriter Bill Walsh get plenty of bounce out of every ounce.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This is a zanily inventive piece of work, with delightful special effects, which set the style for a long series of live-action Disney films.

Full review…
James Plath

One of Disney's milestone live-action films.


MacMurray is ideally cast as the car-hopping prof, and plays the role with warmth and gusto.

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Disney produces a goofy lightweight Mack Sennett-like family comedy fantasy film that's joyfully directed by Robert Stevenson.

Full review…
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Tepid live action Disney.

Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Family entertainment at its best.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy

This Disney family film, inexplicably made in black-and-white, was nominated for three Oscars (cinematography, art direction, and visual effects), but won none, though it was popular at the box-office.

Full review…
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Goofy comedy classic.

More reviews for The Absent-Minded Professor

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I liked this movie a lot compared to the remake with Robin Williams. This movie is cool, funny, and exciting. I really liked it and I recommend it over the… More
Leigh Ryan
Pretty darn good movie.