75

TV Guide

Actors Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss provide the frenzied fun that highlights What About Bob? a wacky slapstick comedy.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
What About Bob? is a one-joke movie, but what a funny joke!
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What About Bob? is just funny enough to make you wish it had been wilder and less predictable.
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60

Empire

What makes the film work is the double act between the two actors, and some great one-liners that pepper the script and cover up the fact there isn’t a great deal of originality in the plot.
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50

Chicago Tribune

A broadly played, by-the-numbers comedy that pits your consummate classic nut case against your quintessential screwed-up shrink. [17 May 1991]
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
But there's still Murray, who drives the idea further than it has any right to go. He energizes the loony schtick of the opening scenes. [17 May 1991]
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A sentimental comedy about mental illness (complete with a sitcom family), wobbly Bob offers further evidence that Disney itself may be afflicted with encroaching schizophrenia. [17 May 1991]
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50

Baltimore Sun

Murray is very funny in the early going when his irritation-shtick is allowed full play; when he turns doughily benign in the late going, he's much less interesting. [17 May 1991]
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42

Portland Oregonian

It recalls a kind of French farce that assumes its audiences want to see the rich suffer. [18 May 1991]
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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]
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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