(1997)

Critic Reviews

37

Metascore

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67
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.
63
ReelViews
In fact, there are times when this movie feels like the latest installment in the over-milked Home Alone saga.
50
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]
50
Christian Science Monitor
Robin Williams is no Fred MacMurray, but he plays the hero with his customary energy.
40
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.
40
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.
38
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]
30
Remember when John Hughes made small, original, oh say, GOOD movies?
25
Although the movie may appeal to kids in the lower grades, it's pretty slow, flat and dumb.
25
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.

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