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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 88
    TV Guide

    The Man with Two Brains, which never ceases to amuse, is at its best when most outrageous. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I guess it's a tribute to The Man With Two Brains that I found myself laughing a fair amount of the time, despite my feelings about Martin. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The Man with Two Brains has moments, but they aren't inspired. [04 Jun 1983] show more

  • 38
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Most of the time the film is simply stupid; not offensive, just silly. [03 May 1983] show more

  • 80

    Pure escapist madness. And a helluvalota fun. show more

  • 90
    Richard Schickel Time

    This is the most assured and hilarious of the three Martin-Carl Reiner collaborations. show more

  • 70

    The Man with Two Brains is a fitfully amusing return by Steve Martin to the broad brand of lunacy that made his first feature, "The Jerk" [1979], so successful. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Far from avoiding the tackier implications of this concept, the film revels in them like a puppy in clover; Martin's delivery of the line, "Into the mud, slime queen!" is alone nearly worth the price of admission. show more

  • 60
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    This is Mr. Martin's movie, and he brings to it the ingeniously dopey presence that's become his trademark; he easily carries even the most dubious moments in the rather jumbled screenplay, which was written by Mr. Martin, Mr. Reiner and George Gipe. [03 Jun 1983] show more

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