Universal Pictures | Release Date: August 13, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
71
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 33 Critics
Positive:
25
Mixed:
8
Negative:
0
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100
Perhaps the funniest movie for grownups so far this year.
100
Spoofy and sweet... endearingly old-fashioned.
95
One of the funniest films of the year... enough laugh-out-loud moments.
90
Inspired funny business that allows Martin to hilariously torpedo Hollywood's corrupt heart.
88
As close to a perfect piece of satire as filmmakers have seen in quite some time.
83
Offers a lot of laughs, a heartwarming core.
80
Has it's share of downtime.
76
Savy script... terrific performances... [yet] the movie's herky jerky pacing may leave you wanting.
75
Aside from the "Nutty Professor," this is the funniest Murphy comedy since the Reagan Administration.
75
Bowfinger's terrific set-pieces... more than make up for the odd weak moment or thin performance.
63
Certainly pleasant, but it's also a bit safe.