The Man with Two Brains

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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 brainWidowed, 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. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    This is the most assured and hilarious of the three Martin-Carl Reiner collaborations.
  2. The Man with Two Brains, which never ceases to amuse, is at its best when most outrageous.
  3. 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. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Janet Maslin
    60
    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. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Jay Scott
    38
    Most of the time the film is simply stupid; not offensive, just silly. [03 May 1983]

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