Mr Magoo

Mr Magoo

Stanley Tong (1997)

PG Certificate


Our Score
In a squirm-inducing sop to political correctness, a title at the end of this live-action feature, based on the original cartoon about the lugubrious, myopic hero, points out that short-sighted people are not being ridiculed - which, of course, they are. As Magoo, Leslie Nielsen shows his limitations as a comedian: he barely raises a smile, let alone a laugh. The plot, about the chase for a stolen jewel, is pathetic. Did no one predict that this would be a turkey? That's real short-sightedness.


A bumbling, short-sighted senior citizen unwittingly ends up in the possession of a valuable jewel during a mix-up at a museum exhibition, and is blissfully unaware that a Brazilian crime lord, a female cat burglar and the FBI are on his tail. Comedy based on the cartoon series, starring Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Malcolm McDowell, Ernie Hudson and Jennifer Garner.

Cast & Crew

Mr Magoo Leslie Nielsen
Luanne Kelly Lynch
Austin Cloquet Malcolm McDowell
Agent Gus Anders Ernie Hudson
Stacey Jennifer Garner
Waldo Matt Keeslar
Bob Morgan Nick Chinlund
Agent Chuck Stupak Stephen Tobolowsky
Director Stanley Tong
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's Drama