The Toy
The Toy (1982)

In The Toy, director Richard Donner and screenwriter Carol Sobieski update the 1976 Pierre Richard farce Le Jouet as a vehicle for comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor stars as out-of-work journalist Jack Brown, who's hit with the sudden… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 10, 1982
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Great cast, painfully precious result.

Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Wonder wheel! Pryor at his comedic best!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Absolutely awful.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Clearly, heavy-handed social commentary, cheesy slapstick and kiddie comedy aren't the most compatible of components to shoehorn into one movie.

Frank Ochieng

The Toy is nothing but a pointless plaything that needlessly wastes the gigantic comedy talents of legendary funnymen Pryor and Gleason

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I have no idea why anyone thought it would be funny if some rich guy bought Richard Pryor as a "toy" for his son. That sounds pretty crazy, right?… More
Jason Spencer
This is a funny and sometimes crude movie about a man who becomes a living toy to a spoiled rich kid. There are some great moments in this flick and all kids… More
Megan S
Oh boy, definitely an 80s movie. The spiderman pajamas scene was the best. I want a boxing robot!
Tim Salmons
This film introduced me to Richard Pryor when I was very, very young. Not a great film, but it's Richard. You can't go wrong with Richard!
Jason Owens
A lot of people don't like "The Toy" for some reason, but I did. I didn't see what's not to like about the movie. Jack (Richard Pryor)… More
Dean McKenna
This is the most awkward, strained and unfunny performance that Richard Pryor has given so far, perhaps, one speculates, because he has not been allowed that… More