Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

After out-of-work actor Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife Miranda (Sally Field), he dresses up in drag to become the matronly Mrs. Doubtfire, the family's new nanny, in order to see his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 24, 1993
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: On paper, Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively broad or sentimental, but Robin Williams shines so brightly in the title role that the end result is difficult to resist.

Bill Cosford
Miami Herald

You can't take Mrs. Doubtfire seriously for a moment, its daddy-track sympathies notwithstanding, and you'll know exactly where it's going at every turn. You'll laugh, though Robin Williams will not be denied,

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David Ansen

I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

A somewhat grotesque take on Mary Poppins, this picture has an attitude and style all its own.

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

This comedy's warm and soothing nature will give mainstream audiences in these dysfunctional-family times a perfect holiday uplift.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding.

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Grant Watson
Fiction Machine

Anybody tempted by nostalgia should stay away to preserve the illusion that this was once so well-liked.

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Brian Lowry

Although overly sappy in places and probably 20 minutes too long, this Robin Williams-in-drag vehicle provides the comic a slick surface for doing his shtick, within a story possessing broad family appeal.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The greater story is sacrificed for schticky gags about a guy dressing as an old woman.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Classic Robin Williams at his manically schticky and emotionally naked best.
Chris Weber
An eccentric actor specializing in voice over work takes drastic measures to be with his kids after a bitter divorce from his nagging shrew of a wife gains sole… More
Film Crazy
Only The late Robin Williams has ever been able to pull off being a woman! An overrated movie but it holds genuine emotion and comedy to be family gold!
Alex roy
Mrs. Doubtfire is an interesting comedy with a pretty good cast. Starring Robin Williams who plays Daniel Hilliard a voice actor who though is a loving, caring… More
Christian C
No doubt about it - Robin Williams is brilliant!
Stacy Avary
While Robin Williams is a great and funny actor, deeming this movie Family Friendly didn't sit well with me. Taking God's name in vain in front of a… More