Mr. Magoo Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Mr. Magoo the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Ah Magoo, we wish you wouldn't have done it again! Live-action version of the cartoon character popular in the '50s and '60s. Elderly myopic millionaire Quincy Magoo (Nielsen) unwittingly comes into possession of a stolen gem that he gives to his bulldog Angus as a toy. Bumbling government agents and evil arch-criminals are after the gem and Magoo, but he avoids them through luck and bad plot devices. Meanwhile, Magoo is mistaking a mummy's sarcophagus for a phone booth, a riverboat paddle wheel for an escalator and...well, you get the idea. Nielsen puts a "Naked Gun" spin on Magoo, and that routine is getting a bit stale. Although criticized by some blind groups as an inaccurate portrayal of the visually challenged, after a very brief run in the theatres, no one was able to see it. Opening and closing sequences include animated Magoo bits.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Slapstick Comedy, Adapted from a Cartoon, Blindness
Screenplay
Pat Proft, Tom Sherohman
Cast
Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nicholas Chinlund, Ernie Hudson, Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jennifer Garner, Miguel Ferrer
Cinematography
Jingle Ma
Director
Stanley Tong
Music
Michael Tavera
Producer
Buena Vista

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