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Renaissance Man Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    44

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Renaissance Man is a labored, unconvincing comedy that seems cobbled together out of the half-understood remnants of its betters.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Warm, squishy and manipulative, like being slobbered on by a mongrel pup that's begging for more Snausages.[03 Jun 1994]

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Renaissance Man is a movie of moments, too many of which are mediocre or unfulfilling.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The big underachiever turns out to be DeVito, who is incapable of exhibiting believable warmth and complexity, or, indeed, of playing anyone who is not a cartoon.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    The director Penny Marshall has a gently persuasive touch that keeps the movie's most brazen manipulations from being too offensive. [02 Jun 1994]

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    We know exactly where this picture is going at all times. Holding our attention, however, is a cast of fresh talent among the trainees. [03 Jun 1994]

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