Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    Performed with matchless aplomb and made with plush professionalism, pic serves up pure pleasure from beginning to end.
  2. 88
    The film is so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize that there's a message here.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    8
    One of Mike Nichols' greats--filled with hilarious performances from all of the best. Every great comedy should be just as this is. Long liveOne of Mike Nichols' greats--filled with hilarious performances from all of the best. Every great comedy should be just as this is. Long live Nathan Lane and Robin Williams! Full Review »
  2. Aug 18, 2014
    10
    I've always loved Robin Williams and in light of his recent tragic passing it thought it would be a great idea so revisit some of his movies.I've always loved Robin Williams and in light of his recent tragic passing it thought it would be a great idea so revisit some of his movies. This one, i came across from a family members suggestion. I've never heard of it, so i said what the hell.

    Spectacular movie. Everything was laid out perfectly in my eyes. There was a good amount of humor, serious family issues came up that made me think of my own future (being a lesbian with a partner and kids) and how i want it to be, how i want my children to react to the issues that arose, how i DON'T want them to react... etc.

    It was truly delightful and a joy to watch, even a little suspense waiting on certain things to come about.

    A must watch. Beautifully made. Big Bravo!
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  3. Aug 27, 2011
    10
    A truly amazing comedy filled with delightful performances. Lane is particularly memorable, he lets his talent shine and he milks everyA truly amazing comedy filled with delightful performances. Lane is particularly memorable, he lets his talent shine and he milks every moment. A can't-be-missed experience! Full Review »