"... a film so family-safe it feels sheathed in plastic Bubble Wrap. Unfortunately, it's not even as much fun as popping the bubbles. It doesn't matter that the film is less than 90 minutes. It still feels like a prison stretch." --Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

"'The Master of Disguise' pants and wheezes and hurls itself exhausted across the finish line after barely 65 minutes of movie, and then follows it with 15 minutes of end credits in an attempt to clock in as a feature film...The movie is a desperate miscalculation. It gives poor Dana Carvey nothing to do that is really funny, and then expects us to laugh because he acts so goofy all the time. But acting funny is not funny. Acting in a situation that's funny--that's funny." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"... ponderously unfunny and uninspired comedy. It's hard to imagine anyone older than 10 being diverted by its broad buffoonery, and kids deserve better than this in the first place...Remarkably little that Carvey does in his various disguises is even faintly amusing." --Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

"...unbearably tedious and unfunny ...Carvey tends to be grating and crude; he flubs even a George W. Bush imitation...As if mirthlessness, stupidity and contempt for the audience weren't crimes enough, the makers of 'The Master of Disguise' throw in jokes about farts and fat-bottomed girls and even one about a wiener that's grossly inappropriate for a PG movie." --Jonathan Foreman, The New York Post

"If there is anything sadder than a comic who will do anything for laughs, it is a comic who does nothing for them. And then doesn't get them...There are sight gags from the Three Stooges' reject pile and flat references to 'The Exorcist' and 'Jaws,' for no discernible reason other than that movie parodies were all the rage some time back, when this script was mysteriously green-lighted." --Jan Stuart, Newsday