Doc Hollywood
Doc Hollywood (1991)

A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet pig, in this comedy. Fresh out of residence at a Washington D.C. hospital, hot-shot plastic surgeon Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) hops… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 2, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Has no real taste of its own, but, in its mildness and predictability, offers the reassurance of a fast-food or motel chain.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This isn't a bucolic, small-town romance. It's "Porky's."

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Brian Orndorf

It works, with a hearty sense of character connection established, making the climax less about programmed theatrics and more about two smart, hesitant people finding comfort in an unlikely situation.

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Time Out

The whole thing bubbles along nicely in a fresh, witty, unselfconscious manner, making you forget the dated Capra-corn message.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Dialogue and plot and all the rest take second place to the conviction that two people only have eyes for one another. Fox and Warner create that feeling, which is why "Doc Hollywood" is a sweetheart of a movie.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A breezy but entertaining star vehicle for Michael J. Fox.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

While retaining his boyish appeal, Mr. Fox also seems a shade more substantial this time, possibly because he is seen making life-or-death decisions when not fielding comic lines.

Emanuel Levy

Utterly predictable, but well acted, story of a big city doctor forced to reassess his value system after being stranded in a small town.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

A Hollywood look into small town America that, somehow, rings real.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Cute movie - although the plot is exactly as expected. A highfalutin big city doctor lands up in a small town complete with caring people and "a… More
danny d
great old school comedy
Spencer S.
Campy, off color, and not so daringly original, Doc Hollywood is enjoyable, if not a slight cliche of the standard comedy. Julie Warner keeps it very heartfelt… More
Jason Spencer
A good heart felt movie about a fish out of water. The cast is great and they make all the characters very likeable.
Wahida K
He was a big city plastic a small town that didn't take plastic. A lot of LOLs. Typicall Michael. J Fox Movie
Candy Rose
A doctor has to do community service in a remote town.