What About Bob?
What About Bob? (1991)

In Frank Oz's wildly funny comedy What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays Bob, a overwhelmingly neurotic patient who follows his stuffy psychiatrist, Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), and his family on vacation. While his family takes a liking… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
82%
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79%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss' chemistry helps make the most of a familiar yet durable premise, elevating What About Bob? into the upper ranks of '90s comedies.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.

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Time Out

With Dreyfuss and Murray on top form, not even the familiar plotline -- uptight rich person meets free-wheeling poor person and learns about life -- can prevent this lunatic comedy from being funny.

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Joyce Slaton
Common Sense Media

Appealingly silly romp for kids and adults.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This cruel but effective black comedy violates credibility at almost every turn, but the concept itself is so strong hat it winds up working pretty well anyway.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Somehow, Mr. Dreyfuss maintains his sound comic timing even when Frank Oz's antic direction calls for hand-waving hysteria.

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Film4

Its less is more approach makes for a brilliantly constructed plot in which Murray becomes more and more obnoxious and Dreyfuss is gradually driven to distraction by his eccentric little ways.

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Variety

Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

With his twisted lower lip, doleful eyes and trademark deadpan, [Murray] exudes an awkward -- and funny -- vulnerability.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A modern-day comedy in the grand tradition of the best screwball comedies of the late 1930s and early 40s.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus play off each other so well that I really believed they were those characters. When a man with issues get's assigned a new… More
Tim Salmons
What About Bob? is one of those little comic gems that sort of came and went, and you don't really hear people talking very much about it these days. It… More
Graham Jones
Murray and Dreyfuss are great.
AJ Verser
This movie is so funny! Murray is a comic genius of course, and then Dreyfuss is a great straight man to him in this movie. The story is great, and it's… More
Lucas Martins
A little rare jewel. A terrific, unique and obligatory comedy. Fresh.
Jim Careter
One of Bill Murrays best films

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