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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a perfect fit for Williams -- a hunk of slapstick, a dose of schmaltz -- and yet he can't save the film, which is overproduced, mechanical and resoundingly unfunny. show more

  • 38
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Writer/producer John "Home Alone" Hughes, the Marquis de Sade of kidcom, and director Les Mayfield manage to squeeze the very bounce out of what should have been a can't-miss update. [26Nov1997 Pg09.D] show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Children may get a kick out of Flubber's lowest-common-denominator antics. They may not recognize that Williams' prodigious talent has been reduced to something sub-blobular. [26Nov1997 Pg 38] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    In fact, there are times when this movie feels like the latest installment in the over-milked Home Alone saga. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Robin Williams is no Fred MacMurray, but he plays the hero with his customary energy. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Although the movie may appeal to kids in the lower grades, it's pretty slow, flat and dumb. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Too bad the film isn't nearly as elastic as the miraculous green goo: It can barely contain all the flubber-induced chaos and still make sense, but the filmmakers don't quit till they've run out of funny things for flubber to do. show more

  • 30
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    Remember when John Hughes made small, original, oh say, GOOD movies? show more

  • 40
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    With the exception of the handful of scenes in which the Flubber does its stuff, however, the youngsters will no doubt be bored by it all. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    As computer-generated special effects have grown more advanced, they threaten to overwhelm such minor matters as story, character, and emotion. This, however, is not a problem in Flubber (Walt Disney), an agreeably unhinged slapstick jamboree. show more

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