The Man Who Knew Too Little
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

Jon Amiel directed this Hitchcockian satire on mistaken identity thrillers, scripted by Robert Farrar, Tim John, and Oliver Butcher from Farrar's novel. Blockbuster Video clerk Wally (Bill Murray), on a vacation from Des Moines to… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a misguided and terminally unfunny disaster that's rarely as appealing or entertaining as star Bill Murray's typically charismatic performance.

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Eric D. Snider

After a decade or so of lackluster, what-were-they-thinking? movies, Murray has finally come back to himself

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Michael Dequina

Much of the film's success can be attributed to Murray, whose timing and goofball charm are as effective as ever.

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Rob Gonsalves

You have to be a Bill Murray fan, or in an especially generous mood, to find The Man Who Knew Too Little more than mildly amusing.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Murray elevates the material in this amusing spy farce.

Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star

Kind of funny...but not enough to recommend.

Dan Fienberg

This is the kind of thing Murray and Amiel could do in their sleep. So they do.

Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

A poor man's Being There, which still makes for a great time.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Oddball little comedy with some weird twists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
A decent semi-comedy that twists and turns until an ok but not terrific ending.
Aj V
Not Murray's best work. I'm not sure if this comedy is supposed to be a parody or satire or a remake or what. It just isn't funny enough.… More
Lucas Martins
The Man Who Knew Too Little is a one-gag movie that doesn't work for much time. Bill Murray always was a very funny actor and he try very hard to the film… More
Melvin White
Wallace: Please don't call me by my real name, it destroys the reality I'm trying to create.  "He's on a mission so secret, even he… More
Carlos Magalhăes
A one-joke comedy that wants to carry the absurdity of its premise throughout the entire plot. At first it is a funny idea but it wears out faster than… More
danny d
incredibly clever. more zaney and slapstick than one might expect from such a clever idea, but here it works well and murray and whalley were the perfect… More