What About Bob? 1991

Critics score:
83 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Somehow, Mr. Dreyfuss maintains his sound comic timing even when Frank Oz's antic direction calls for hand-waving hysteria. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: With his twisted lower lip, doleful eyes and trademark deadpan, [Murray] exudes an awkward -- and funny -- vulnerability. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Above all else, What About Bob? addresses the way many a patient feels when his psychiatrist has the nerve to go away without giving a thought to his problems. Perhaps it is just one desperate cosmic cry for help. Then again, maybe it's a threat. Read more