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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A venemous Valentine to Hollywood sugarcoated with laughs.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Spoofy and sweet... endearingly old-fashioned.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Disciplined script -- bitingly funny.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Inspired funny business that allows Martin to hilariously torpedo Hollywood's corrupt heart.
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88

Baltimore Sun

As close to a perfect piece of satire as filmmakers have seen in quite some time.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of those comedies where everything works.
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76

Mr. Showbiz

Savy script... terrific performances... [yet] the movie's herky jerky pacing may leave you wanting.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
One of the reasons the move is so funny is that it is only a few degrees away from real life.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Aside from the "Nutty Professor," this is the funniest Murphy comedy since the Reagan Administration.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Just enough laughs to keep you watching.
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BOWFINGER + Classic Comedy for the Modern Age

By lugubriousthespian
Steve Martin's riotously funny film BOWFINGER tells the fable of a way-down-on-his-luck film producer/con artist desperately trying to play with the big boys in Hollywood by making a grade Z sci-fi...

Bowfinger review

By Bski
Very funny movie. I can watch this movie over and over....

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Situations, Explicit Language