What About Bob?
What About Bob? (1991)

In this comedy about a doctor-patient relationship pushed way beyond the office, Bill Murray plays Bob Wiley, a neurotic New Yorker struggling with a whirlwind of paralyzing phobias. When an exasperated colleague pawns the handful off on… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss' chemistry helps make the most of a familiar yet durable premise, elevating What About Bob? into the upper ranks of '90s comedies.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

Murray and Dreyfuss play off each other to their maximum advantage: Murray does what he does best, to shine-on and ultimately destroy authority figures, while Dreyfuss' portrayal of the runty doctor is splendidly Napoleonic.

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Variety Staff

Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.

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Sean Collier
Box Office Prophets

What About Bob? is carried, almost single-handedly, by a peak performance by Murray, whose work here is the equal of his turns in Ghostbusters or Caddyshack.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.

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Time Out

With Dreyfuss and Murray on top form, not even the familiar plotline -- uptight rich person meets free-wheeling poor person and learns about life -- can prevent this lunatic comedy from being funny.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an affable endeavor that isn't quite the comedy classic one might've anticipated.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This cruel but effective black comedy violates credibility at almost every turn, but the concept itself is so strong hat it winds up working pretty well anyway.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Except for the last half hour, one of the best comedies of the 90's.

Rob Gonsalves

Essentially a two-man comedy riff, of the sort we see less and less at the movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus play off each other so well that I really believed they were those characters. When a man with issues get's assigned a new… More
Tim Salmons
What About Bob? is one of those little comic gems that sort of came and went, and you don't really hear people talking very much about it these days. It… More
Graham Jones
Murray and Dreyfuss are great.
Aj V
This movie is so funny! Murray is a comic genius of course, and then Dreyfuss is a great straight man to him in this movie. The story is great, and it's… More
Lucas Martins
A little rare jewel. A terrific, unique and obligatory comedy. Fresh.
Jim Careter
One of Bill Murrays best films