The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor (1996)

Eddie Murphy gives one of Jerry Lewis' best-remembered vehicles a 1990s overhaul in this hit comedy. Sherman Klump (Murphy) is a college professor and respected biochemistry researcher who is kind, considerate, and a genuinely nice guy.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

[Murphy] is able to invest his Professor Klump with an endearing dignity, give his lounge lizard alter ego, Buddy Love, an alligator's bite and then go on from there to play Klump's grandma. Also his mother, father and brother.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a chance to see Murphy doing what he does best, and for that alone it's worth seeing.

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Brian Orndorf

There's bold work here from Murphy on grand scale of thespian commitment, yet the feature's sense of humor is more dreary than playful, killing the potential of the premise with a constant display of bad taste.

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Variety Staff

Murphy's most assured work in some time.

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Globe and Mail

The flick is sketch comedy spun out to feature length.

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Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media

A dumb, offensive movie--a good one to skip.

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Kevin McManus
Washington Post

This is good, seamless comedy.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Eddie Murphy is funny again. Sadly, he lacks the guts to follow through on the cathartic self-satire that gives the film its distinction.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Murphy turns the dual roles of a meek academician and his smarmy alter ego, Buddy Love, into an excoriating exercise in self-disclosure.

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This remake of The Nutty Professor is absolutely hilarious. I think its Murphy's best film and the one he gave his absolute best on. He enthusisatically… More
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Eric Alvarez
At the time of release, I found this movie to be very funny because it created the modern day genre of one actor playing multiple roles. Eddie Murphy killed as… More
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I think this was actually pretty funny on a guilty pleasure sort of level, it's like a crazy diet pill gone wrong. Eddie Murphy depicts a very… More
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The Nutty Professor is along with Bowfinger, one of Eddie Murphy's last funny comedies. The idea is good, and I enjoyed the comedic elements of the film.… More
Dean McKenna
This remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy with Eddie Murphy is really hilarious! Murphy as a shy, overweight professor Sherman Klump's chemical concoction… More