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Nutty Professor, The (1996) Movie Information

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Nutty Professor, The (1996)
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Overall Rank:

11840

Avg. Rating:

2.20/4

# of Ratings:

139

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/28/1996

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Actors:

Eddie Murphy
Jada Pinkett Smith
James Coburn
Larry Miller
Dave Chappelle
John Ales

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A professor tries to lose weight by creating a potion. It works, but also causes other side effects.

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Yojimbo 10/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1/4 

Witless remake of a witless Jerry Lewis film. Cliched, contrived and desperately unfunny.

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Daniel Corleone 03/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) reconstructs the DNA of an obese person to easily lose weight. He falls for Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett), a chemistry graduate student. Dean Richmond (Larry Miller) has set up a meeting with Harlan Hartley (James Coburn) about the created serum by Sherman. The soundtrack and make-up was entertaining. There were times the dialogue felt sappy. The Nutty Professor is a descent comedy to view to have a few laughs.

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Chris Kavan 01/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Eddie Murphy wasn't in full-on decline here, but he was on the downslide. Murphy just can't equal Jerry Lewis, and this film just doesn't have the "nutty" charm of the original. It wanted to be updated and a bit edgier, but I prefer the wackiness of the classic film over this.

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Snoogans 11/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

An inspired comedy that only exists to show off Murphy's comedic talent. I did find it quite funny.

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mitchellyoung 04/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Eddie Murphy is charming and this movie definitely displays his comedic range in playing countless characters. However, this Nutty Professor is missing a lot of the goofiness and charm of the original and relies too much on juvenile humor than on the heart of its story.

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GGauthier 10/18/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Of course Jerry Lewis' better. But this one is funny. I liked it. Eddie Murphy has a lot of charming and charisma, as usual.

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