Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. It's a bomb - not the usual bomb, but a time bomb, despite a 20-minute stretch at the beginning that goes along nicely. [17 May 1991]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    6
    What About Bob? is a funny little comedy that does not try to do too much and is largely successful thanks to the great performance from BillWhat About Bob? is a funny little comedy that does not try to do too much and is largely successful thanks to the great performance from Bill Murray. The comedy works for the most part and it is easy to watch and enjoy due to how light it is. The script is also pretty good and the characters are well-written. There is not too much going on here that differentiates it from other odd couple comedies, so there is not too much to say about this one that has not been said for plenty of other movies. Richard Dreyfuss is fine, though I do wish his character was not so over the top. He plays a good counter to Murray, but his character overdoes is a bit for my liking. The ending is also not very good and is very, very over the top. The whole film is a little odd and unrealistic, but the ending takes it to a whole 'nother level, which is way too much for my liking. The film as a whole is pretty easy watching and not to be taken too seriously, so it is hard to get mad at it, especially since Murray is so great here. Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2014
    8
    This is an extremely Funny But slightly Disturbing Background Story Not for younger audiences but low teens abouve would find this movie aThis is an extremely Funny But slightly Disturbing Background Story Not for younger audiences but low teens abouve would find this movie a treat. We firstly start off meeting the character of Bob Who has a mixture of different Mental issues. Then he gets a new psychiatrist and they start to got nuts after a while all hell breaks lose. Watch this amazing movie for midnight movie or for a Evening Special with the Kids. Rating 8.3/10 Full Review »
  3. Feb 15, 2014
    6
    What About Bob is a brilliant and funny comedy showing one of the better films including Bill Murray. It was funny and I did laugh, however IWhat About Bob is a brilliant and funny comedy showing one of the better films including Bill Murray. It was funny and I did laugh, however I was laughing in more of a silly way. Full Review »