Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. More than just a walking fat joke, Sherman Klump is Eddie Murphy's winking rebuke of his own arrogance.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 3, 2011
    4
    A silly and over the top remake of the 1963 classic, Eddie Murphy stars as Sherman Klump, a man who is battling his own weight problems. He forms a cliche romantic relationship with a chemistry teacher named Carla Purty. One night, after having a horrific nightmare, he goes to the lab and creates a serum that enables him to become thin and muscular. However, his alter ego is both a blessing and a curse. Overall, a bad script makes the story boring. One of the only reasons to watch this mess is all the fantastic multi-roles played by Murphy, the highlight being Klump's mother, father, grandmother, nephew and brother. Another great gimmick are the mindblowing special effects by makeup supreme Rick Baker. Oh, and also a funny but mean theatrical outing as Buddy Love. The music is mostly 90s pop songs, but I like old music so what the hell. In other words, funny for the most part but generally just another big budget remake that was s**t out by Hollywood. Full Review »
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    10
    I disagree with TheNewSpielberg.
    I felt this movie was very hilarious, and well executed. Why does my review need to be at least 150 characters long?
  3. Mar 8, 2014
    6
    The Nutty Professor is just plain dumb fun, with not much more of a purpose than to get a rise out of the audience and make them laugh. The movie doesn't try any harder than it should. Full Review »