Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) | Release Date: December 23, 1997 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 30 Critics
Positive:
19
Mixed:
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Negative:
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Billed cleverly as a comedy from the heart that goes for the throat. If only Brooks had had the guts to avoid the schmaltz.
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Nicholson, one of the best actors in American screen history, is miscast again… He is quite visibly uncomfortable in his role. It needed an actor who could easily be viciously stuffy, like William Hurt. Nicholson struggles for the core of the man but never gets it. [Feb. 2, 1998]