Mrs. Doubtfire Synopsis
Estranged dad (Robin Williams) plays nanny to be with his kids.
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By Brian Lowry
Director Chris Columbus shrewdly brings together many of the same selling points as in his "Home Alone" movies, mixing broad comedic...
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By Caroline Westbrook
Although the broad comedy of the first half soon gives way to a tidal wave of entirely uncalled for sentimentality, this is still a laugh...
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Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
And you will laugh till your ribs ache -- not because director Chris Columbus of the "Home Alone" movies has a gift for farce, which he...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Williams gives an inspired comic performance. Unfortunately, he outclasses the movie, which is basically a patchwork rip-off of Tootsie.
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By James Berardinelli
Strictly speaking, it's not a top example of movie making, but it offers two hours of undeniably solid entertainment, and not too many...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
But the film is not as amusing as the premise, and there were long stretches when I'd had quite enough of Mrs. Doubtfire.
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TV Guide

Daniel is so hopelessly immature, and played with such puppy-dog overkill by Williams, that it's impossible to root for him--until you meet...
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
That Mrs. Doubtfire, a Tootsie Poppins for our times, misfires in the plausibility department and mis-aims its well-meaning if muddled...
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Austin Chronicle

It's just raw, uncoated stupidity that sticks in your throat.
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
Mrs. Doubtfire is overlong, barely funny, and a surprisingly bitter movie especially for a film aimed at children.
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That's Just Wrong - I Love It!

By supertroup
The movie is about a man who dresses up as a woman. Sounds creepy, right? Well, it IS kind of creepy. But it's much more than that. Watch it!...

My review Mrs. Doubtfire

By jwelch5742
It was very funny. It had great Makeup....


By ajl420
This is one of my all-time favorite Robin Williams' movie! Will miss you, Robin......

Best Robin WIlliams Movie Ever

By photography4lif3
I love Mrs. Doubtfire! It is hysterically humorous and also is a "Feel-Good" comedy about the family. Definitely one of my favorites and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great comedy!...

Family fun with hidden adult humor

By MongrolMan
I love this movie because when I saw it as a kid, I loved it from the craziness of Robin Williams. When I saw it now, I laughed because of all the adult humor that I never caught before! Really a...

Five Word Review

By tradetekpublishing
Hilarious Sad Touching Awesome Go...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.
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