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80
Chicago Reader
The concept itself is so strong - particularly as a revenge fantasy for anyone who's ever resented hypocritical exploitative shrinks - that it winds up working pretty well anyway.
80
Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.
80
Variety
Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.
80
Bob rests entirely on Murray's shoulders. But he more than takes the weight.
75
Actors Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss provide the frenzied fun that highlights What About Bob? a wacky slapstick comedy.
67
What About Bob? is a one-joke movie, but what a funny joke!
67
What About Bob? is just funny enough to make you wish it had been wilder and less predictable.
63
Bill Murray's manic performance is the main selling point of this mildly amusing farce about a psychiatrist with a patient who literally drives him crazy
60
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.
50
What About Bob? does work as comedy for a while, thanks to the fortuitous teaming of Mr. Dreyfuss and Mr. Murray.

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