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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    That Mrs. Doubtfire, a Tootsie Poppins for our times, misfires in the plausibility department and mis-aims its well-meaning if muddled messages about divorce doesn't matter. [24 Nov 1993 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Strictly speaking, it's not a top example of movie making, but it offers two hours of undeniably solid entertainment, and not too many viewers can argue with that. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    But the film is not as amusing as the premise, and there were long stretches when I'd had quite enough of Mrs. Doubtfire. show more

  • 63
    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 his wife, whom Sally Field makes even less appealing. show more

  • 80
    Caroline Westbrook Empire

    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 riot - the sight of our hero setting fire to his falsies never fails to amuse. show more

  • 20
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    Mrs. Doubtfire is overlong, barely funny, and a surprisingly bitter movie especially for a film aimed at children. show more

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle

    It's just raw, uncoated stupidity that sticks in your throat. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Williams gives an inspired comic performance. Unfortunately, he outclasses the movie, which is basically a patchwork rip-off of Tootsie. show more

  • 90
    Brian Lowry Variety

    Director Chris Columbus shrewdly brings together many of the same selling points as in his "Home Alone" movies, mixing broad comedic strokes with heavy-handed messages about the magical power of family. show more

  • 80
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    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 does, but because Williams is to funny what the Energizer Bunny is to batteries. He keeps going and going and going. show more

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