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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 69
  2. Negative: 3 out of 69
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  1. 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, script and execution. Frank Oz has made some really special movies. Bowfinger is one of his best.
  2. 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. story.
  3. 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 comedy. Martin and Murphy are brilliant together, they
    should make more comedies together, A+.
  4. Oct 12, 2013
    3
    At some point Eddie Murphy decided that playing just one role in a movie wasn't enough for him and not once has his multiple performances ever lead to an even remotely funny film. Add into the mix Steve Martin, who's last decent film was probably Father of the Bride (1991), and you are left with a 97 minute movie that has arguably two or three funny moments throughout its entire runningAt some point Eddie Murphy decided that playing just one role in a movie wasn't enough for him and not once has his multiple performances ever lead to an even remotely funny film. Add into the mix Steve Martin, who's last decent film was probably Father of the Bride (1991), and you are left with a 97 minute movie that has arguably two or three funny moments throughout its entire running time. The fact that is has garnered mostly positive reviews still baffles me. Expand
  5. AkhilK
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    Truly, one of the best "struggling to make a movie" movie ever. Eddie Murphy's hilarious double performance and Steve Martin's brilliant comedic timings serve this film very well. Excellent soundtrack too.
  6. JoeS.
    Nov 3, 2005
    5
    Enjoyable to watch, but it is farce all the way through. And you get the sense that the filmmakers were so dumb they didn't even understand that it was farce they were making. It wasn't a particularly "bad" movie, but it was thin and pathetic, and seemed to take no effort or filmmaking skill to make.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Smoothly directed and acted with glee... showing quick-witted comic spirit.
  2. Priceless enough to flush "Metro," "Dr. Dolittle" and "Holy Man" from memory.
  3. 50
    Never hits a note of high hilarity.