The Nutty Professor

Movie review by Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media
The Nutty Professor Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

A dumb, offensive movie--a good one to skip.

PG-13 2002 95 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 36 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

A true review

These two movies both Nutty Professor and Nutty Professor 2 are movies specially for adults. It’s adult humor and that should not be mistaken. Eddie Murphy is known for profanity and offensive jokes. Offensive to those that have a thin skin of course. Some people just need to get over them selves and not take anything to heart. This was 1996 and times have change now everyone wants to cancel everything. I personally enjoy African American and Hispanic comedians compare to Caucasian comedians. They tend to tell it how it is in the way of our culture. Mostly our culture can seem crude but it’s just how our culture has evolved. I understand that everyone has their preference. So to give a one star to this movie for only the language and call it dumb your really missing out on the comedian part of it. You probably like light jokes like knock knock jokes and sit by the fire playing scrabble and get upset when someone makes up a word here and there. If that is you this is not the movie for you.
age 13+

Funny Eddie Murphy movie

Sex 3/5 Language 4/5 Violence 1/5 Drugs alcohol and smoking 2/5

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate