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  • Summary: Widowed, world-famous neurosurgeon Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is trapped in a loveless marriage with Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), who is interested only in Hfuhruhurr's money. On a trip to Vienna to attend a medical conference, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with a bottled brain (voiced by Sissy Spacek), and finds himself in the middle of murders committed by the elevator killer. (Warner Bros.) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    This is the most assured and hilarious of the three Martin-Carl Reiner collaborations.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    88
    The Man with Two Brains, which never ceases to amuse, is at its best when most outrageous.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    Pure escapist madness. And a helluvalota fun.
  4. Far from avoiding the tackier implications of this concept, the film revels in them like a puppy in clover; Martin's delivery of the line, "Into the mud, slime queen!" is alone nearly worth the price of admission.
  5. This is Mr. Martin's movie, and he brings to it the ingeniously dopey presence that's become his trademark; he easily carries even the most dubious moments in the rather jumbled screenplay, which was written by Mr. Martin, Mr. Reiner and George Gipe. [03 Jun 1983]
  6. 50
    I guess it's a tribute to The Man With Two Brains that I found myself laughing a fair amount of the time, despite my feelings about Martin.
  7. Most of the time the film is simply stupid; not offensive, just silly. [03 May 1983]

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