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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    At least it can be said that Renaissance Man, the new Penny Marshall film arriving at theaters today, has its heart in the right place and that star Danny DeVito comes across as thoughtful, intelligent, even sweet. [03 Jun 1994] show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Warm, squishy and manipulative, like being slobbered on by a mongrel pup that's begging for more Snausages.[03 Jun 1994] show more

  • 50
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    The director Penny Marshall has a gently persuasive touch that keeps the movie's most brazen manipulations from being too offensive. [02 Jun 1994] show more

  • 63
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    We know exactly where this picture is going at all times. Holding our attention, however, is a cast of fresh talent among the trainees. [03 Jun 1994] show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Renaissance Man is an exceptionally unoriginal comedy with a heart-tugging streak as big as Fort Bragg, but it succeeds perfectly well on its own unambitious terms. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's a little too long, a little too corny, a little too packaged, but its warmth and regenerative energies make it a winner. [03 Jun 1994] show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Renaissance Man is a movie of moments, too many of which are mediocre or unfulfilling. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It transforms that bottom line into a saccharine border, framing the picture with enough faux inspiration to keep Hallmark in cards for a month of Mother's Days. [03 Jun 1994] show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Renaissance Man is a labored, unconvincing comedy that seems cobbled together out of the half-understood remnants of its betters. show more

  • 40
    Kim Newman Empire

    This is a feel good movie which is too mechanically put together to make you feel anything. show more

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