Multiplicity (1996)

In this comedy, Doug is a man with too many tasks. Dr. Owen offers a strange solution: to make a clone of Doug. Unfortunately, Doug #2 finds that he needs more help himself, so another Doug is "born." Eventually there are too many… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 1996
DVD Release Date: April 14, 1998
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

More Kafkaesque than comedic, more fascinating to watch than out-and-out funny.

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Keith Simanton

Keaton does a dandy job by his four Dougs, but the problem is a script that assumes a physical comedian can do it all, including twisting characters to make them fit the plot line. It doesn't work.

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Some sexy stuff in dated, but entertaining '80s comedy.

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James Berardinelli

Although Multiplicity is funny, it's not as heartwarming or inventive as Groundhog Day.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Harold Ramis had more serious ambitions. Multiplicity should have been another Groundhog Day, which Ramis also directed, but he comes up short.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A desperately unfunny comedy lethargically directed by Harold Ramis, and boringly acted by Michael Keaton.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

The comedy itself, however, is uneven and, more often than not, obvious.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Groundhog Day had a certain sweetness and even a sly philosophical depth, but Multiplicity is more of a ground-level comedy, in which we can usually anticipate the problems for Doug and his clones.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Try not to double or triple-up laughing. (published 7-19-96)

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A goofy comedy, and it does go off the old saying 'if only there were more of me'. The story is predictable, especially the ending. Overall it has… More
Jason Spencer
Funny but predictable.
Curtis Lilly
I secretly like this movie.
xGary Xx
Inept comedy with a hopelessly gimmicky premise; one Michael Keaton is mildly irritating. Four of him is a whole new ballgame. AND Andie MacDowell. I say no, no… More
Candy Rose
Funny movie about a man who duplicates himself for his busy life.
Sean Gillespie
If you liked Mr. Mom, then this is for you.