Flubber
Flubber (1997)

Remake of “The Absent-Minded Professor” finds Robin Williams concocting a physics-defying substance that may save his failing college. Uneven but good natured.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 26, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 16, 1998
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24%
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32%

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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its overactive focus on special effects and tiresome slapstick, Flubber squanders the immense talent of its cast and crew.

David Ansen
Newsweek

A cute, well-meaning, but ultimately disappointing movie. Williams, an enormously busy actor these days, seems tired here--and so does a lot of the slapstick.

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Yael Shuv
Total Film

Disney's remake of 1961's The Absent-Minded Professor is a graceless, lifeless, slapstick jamboree.

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

The new version is a total dud.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Robin Williams is given no room to stretch. He's stuck mooning over a romance that will bore youngsters.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a particularly ineffective Disney reboot that wastes the talent of its cast and crew.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bring back Fred MacMurray ... a hyper, witless snooze.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

How absent-minded do you have to be before they call in the doctors to begin clinical testing?

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Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Many kids will enjoy this silly movie.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Loud, keening awfulness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
In this effects heavy remake of "The Absent-Minded Professor", we get the tale of an absent-minded college professor who has a 'happy'… More
Michael Edwards
Lame. Robin williams could have done better
Aj V
An idiotic remake of a fun kids movie from the 60s. Sure Williams tries to make this movie fun too, but overall it's too stupid and ridiculous even for… More
Richard C
C-
Bethany Murphy
A funny feel good family film!
KJ Proulx
Funny, but dull!