Flubber (1997)

Remake of “The Absent-Minded Professor” finds Robin Williams concocting a physics-defying substance that may save his failing college. Uneven but good natured.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 26, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 16, 1998
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Manage[s] to squeeze the very bounce out of what should have been a can't-miss update.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bring back Fred MacMurray ... a hyper, witless snooze.

James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

Almost everyone in the cast seems to realize they're here purely to kill time between special-effects sequences and the tiresome slapsticky antics served up by screenwriter John Hughes.

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Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Many kids will enjoy this silly movie.

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Scott Weinberg

Loud, keening awfulness.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Just the right mix of slapstick and high tech wizardry.

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

The new version is a total dud.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

One of Robin Williams's unspeaklably bad filler movies, and maybe one of his worst...and that's saying a lot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
In this effects heavy remake of "The Absent-Minded Professor", we get the tale of an absent-minded college professor who has a 'happy'… More
Michael Edwards
Lame. Robin williams could have done better
Aj V
An idiotic remake of a fun kids movie from the 60s. Sure Williams tries to make this movie fun too, but overall it's too stupid and ridiculous even for… More
Richard C
Bethany Murphy
A funny feel good family film!
KJ Proulx
Funny, but dull!