Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 14, 1979 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 14 Critic Reviews
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Director Carl Reiner has put it together so that the character (hardly) ever becomes boring, and the Martin-Carl Gottlieb-Michael Elias screenplay has just enough genuinely witty moments to keep the story rolling past its flat parts. What more can anyone say? If you like Steve Martin, you'll love this movie. If you don't, you'll laugh sometimes but wish you'd gone elsewhere. [17 Dec 1979]