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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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Multiplicity is more concerned with its special effects of multiple characters than any satisfying conclusion to its provocative premise.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

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

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

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

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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.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

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

James Berardinelli

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

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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
Phil Hubbs
This quirky little gem was directed by Harold Ramis which, at the time, came across like a bright spark in an otherwise dull period. His last success had been… More
Candy Rose
Funny movie about a man who duplicates himself for his busy life.
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