The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor (1963)

One of Jerry Lewis' finest comedies, The Nutty Professor tells the touching tale of a bumbling dweeb of an inventor who creates a formula that turns him into suave lady-killer Buddy Love (who seems to be a less-than-kind caricature of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 4, 1963
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J.C. Mašek III

The Nutty Professor was not only a starring vehicle for Lewis, the comedian, it was also co-written and directed by the star and shows, intentionally and deliberately, two drastically different sides of him.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

a quite funny romp

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Contains some of Lewis's most outrÚ directorial flourishes.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Demonstrates that Jerry Lewis is the absolute master of screen space: There's not a single indifferent shot in the film.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Certainly Jerry Lewis at his best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly, manic, juvenile, square, unfunny in an offensive way and serving as an egomaniacal testament to Mr. Lewis.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

[Jerry] Lewis constructed one of his sturdiest scripts in The Nutty Professor, and he wasted scarcely a minute of it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a brilliant job of direction, but the film couldn't have worked without Lewis' performance in both roles.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Much better than the remake; Jerry Lewis' best movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Shot in uber bright (nearly cartoon) colors and co-written, directed by and starring Jerry Lewis, here is the famous Doctor Jekyll, Mr. Hyde story made as close… More
xGary Xx
Jerry Lewis' best film. That's like having a heirarchy of manure.
Lucas Martins
Lewis' The Nutty Professor is a classic, intelligent and surreal comedy, that prove his comical and cinematographic genius.
Dannielle Albert
So hilarious. I hate dirty modern humor. But this movie was funny in a subtle, less crude way.
Cindy I
Pretty good movie, and this is coming from somewhere who isn't a Jerry Lewis fan...not by a long shot.
Danny Rovira
Jerry Lewis' magnum opus, a riotously funny classic comedy that he wonderfully directed and co-wrote. It's concerns a homely, nearsighted chemistry… More

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