The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor (1963)

Professor Julius F. Kelp (Jerry Lewis) is an addle-brained, absent-minded chemistry instructor always incurring the wrath of the university administration by continually blowing up the classroom laboratory. The shy guy has his eyes on the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J.C. Mašek III

The Nutty Professor was not only a starring vehicle for Lewis, the comedian, it was also co-written and directed by the star and shows, intentionally and deliberately, two drastically different sides of him.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

a quite funny romp

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Contains some of Lewis's most outrÚ directorial flourishes.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Demonstrates that Jerry Lewis is the absolute master of screen space: There's not a single indifferent shot in the film.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Certainly Jerry Lewis at his best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly, manic, juvenile, square, unfunny in an offensive way and serving as an egomaniacal testament to Mr. Lewis.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

[Jerry] Lewis constructed one of his sturdiest scripts in The Nutty Professor, and he wasted scarcely a minute of it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a brilliant job of direction, but the film couldn't have worked without Lewis' performance in both roles.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Much better than the remake; Jerry Lewis' best movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Lewis' The Nutty Professor is a classic, intelligent and surreal comedy, that prove his comical and cinematographic genius.
Dannielle Albert
So hilarious. I hate dirty modern humor. But this movie was funny in a subtle, less crude way.
Cindy I
Pretty good movie, and this is coming from somewhere who isn't a Jerry Lewis fan...not by a long shot.
Lord Naseby
well, This film was a rather odd film. I have never seen any work by Jerry Lewis before so I had absolutely no idea what to expect with this film. I liked it.… More
xGary Xx
Jerry Lewis' best film. That's like having a heirarchy of manure.
Lee Kyle
Old Jerry Lewis movies are freaking hilarious this one being no exception. Give it a try alot of these old classics get forgotten in the toss due to people… More

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