Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Watch On
  1. 60
    Lacks emotional depth and intellectual sincerity.
  2. 50
    Never hits a note of high hilarity.
  3. Bowfinger is mediocre . . . can be irksome, tedious, and hard to sit through.
  4. Reviewed by: Hinson
    50
    With the exception of Murphy . . . the rest of the cast Oz has assembled acquit themselves only adequately or worse.
  5. 50
    Feels soft without being especially affectionate, and only sporadically funny.
  6. 50
    Just enough laughs to keep you from feeling blatantly shortchanged.
  7. 40
    Mechanical plot that seems dull even before it laboriously clanks and screeches into motion.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    Bowfinger is a hilarious comedy with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. The movie is a satire of the
    movie industry and is a very underrated
    Bowfinger is a hilarious comedy with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. The movie is a satire of the
    movie industry and is a very underrated comedy. Martin and Murphy are brilliant together, they
    should make more comedies together, A+.
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  2. Aug 16, 2011
    8
    A near-perfect comedy that could only bit a little funnier but still contains some of the funniest moments in comedy films. Great idea, cast,A near-perfect comedy that could only bit a little funnier but still contains some of the funniest moments in comedy films. Great idea, cast, script and execution. Frank Oz has made some really special movies. Bowfinger is one of his best. Full Review »
  3. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    A marvelous comedy. It was sooo funny just edgy and fun right up to a point it was really good. One of Steve Martins Best movies along with L.A marvelous comedy. It was sooo funny just edgy and fun right up to a point it was really good. One of Steve Martins Best movies along with L. A. story. Full Review »