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90
This is the most assured and hilarious of the three Martin-Carl Reiner collaborations.
88
The Man with Two Brains, which never ceases to amuse, is at its best when most outrageous.
80
Empire
Pure escapist madness. And a helluvalota fun.
70
Variety
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.
70
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.
60
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]
50
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.
50
Boston Globe
The Man with Two Brains has moments, but they aren't inspired. [04 Jun 1983]
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Most of the time the film is simply stupid; not offensive, just silly. [03 May 1983]

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