Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

After out-of-work actor Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife Miranda (Sally Field), he dresses up in drag to become the matronly Mrs. Doubtfire, the family's new nanny, in order to see his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 24, 1993
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: On paper, Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively broad or sentimental, but Robin Williams shines so brightly in the title role that the end result is difficult to resist.

Brian Lowry

Although overly sappy in places and probably 20 minutes too long, this Robin Williams-in-drag vehicle provides the comic a slick surface for doing his shtick, within a story possessing broad family appeal.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The greater story is sacrificed for schticky gags about a guy dressing as an old woman.

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David Ansen

I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked.

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James Berardinelli

In terms of plot, the film is rather feeble, but sometimes there's more to a movie than story, and this is one of those rare occasions when all the other elements pull together and lift the production.

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Steve Crum

Modern comedy classic w/Robin Williams in and out of drag.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Williams has to break out of a second-rate "Tootsie" imitation, ankles clamped in pathos and face covered in latex. He pulls it off in the end, but it's not pretty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Classic Robin Williams at his manically schticky and emotionally naked best.
Chris Weber
An eccentric actor specializing in voice over work takes drastic measures to be with his kids after a bitter divorce from his nagging shrew of a wife gains sole… More
Film Crazy
Only The late Robin Williams has ever been able to pull off being a woman! An overrated movie but it holds genuine emotion and comedy to be family gold!
Alex roy
Mrs. Doubtfire is an interesting comedy with a pretty good cast. Starring Robin Williams who plays Daniel Hilliard a voice actor who though is a loving, caring… More
Christian C
No doubt about it - Robin Williams is brilliant!
Stacy Avary
While Robin Williams is a great and funny actor, deeming this movie Family Friendly didn't sit well with me. Taking God's name in vain in front of a… More