Doc Hollywood
Doc Hollywood (1991)

A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet pig, in this comedy. Fresh out of residence at a Washington D.C. hospital, hot-shot plastic surgeon Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) hops… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 2, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Doc Hollywood isn't particularly graceful in its attempt to put a '90s spin on its Capraesque formula, but a light touch and a charming cast make its flaws easy to forgive.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

There's nothing startling here, nothing flashy, nothing complex. Just the solid, old-fashioned pleasure of watching an expert cast carry out a well-crafted story that celebrates the virtues of life off the fast track.

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Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Fox and Julie Warner strike a compelling chemistry despite the relationship's predictability.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

Pandering pablum, but not without its charms.

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Judy Gerstel
Detroit Free Press

It looks like a movie, sounds like a movie, smells like a movie. But is it a movie? Naaah, it's a sitcom on steroids.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The rare film that actually improves as it develops. What begins as an all-too-standard fish-out-of-water comedy eventually grows into something more.

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Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune

The destination is obvious. Getting there is all the fun.

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Harper Barnes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An amiable, rather corny, fairly predictable feature-length situation comedy...

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Bill Cosford
Miami Herald

The film has a gentle charm that surpasses expectations.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Fox is back where he belongs, playing self-effacing comedy and allowing his boyish style to frame a characterization.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Cute movie - although the plot is exactly as expected. A highfalutin big city doctor lands up in a small town complete with caring people and "a… More
danny d
great old school comedy
Spencer S.
Campy, off color, and not so daringly original, Doc Hollywood is enjoyable, if not a slight cliche of the standard comedy. Julie Warner keeps it very heartfelt… More
Jason Spencer
A good heart felt movie about a fish out of water. The cast is great and they make all the characters very likeable.
Wahida K
He was a big city plastic a small town that didn't take plastic. A lot of LOLs. Typicall Michael. J Fox Movie
Candy Rose
A doctor has to do community service in a remote town.