50 First Dates Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 12, 2004
When Rob Schneider is the best thing about your movie, you know you have a problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 23, 2004
...one mediocre Valentine's Day gift, with all the panache of grocery store chocolate.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 12, 2004
Lucy wakes up every morning with no memory of anything that happened the day before. For the rest of us, everything in this movie is just too, too familiar.
| Original Score: C
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 11, 2004
Relies too heavily on juvenile humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
February 13, 2004
Romance meets neurology in this Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore romance that only works when she's on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
February 19, 2004
1/3 slob comedy, 1/3 romantic schmaltz and 1/3 Memento / Groundhog Day. The result is as choppy and unformed as one might expect from such a recipe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 17, 2004
This movie paints itself into a corner from which it cannot emerge without becoming an utter disaster as far as I'm concerned.
Chris Barsanti
February 11, 2004
like a Valentine's Day present from Adam Sandler - if he hated us, each and every one
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
This dopey film has virtually nothing going for it but its genial stars.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
February 13, 2004
Tries to cram Sandler's typically vulgar modus operandi into a format that is entirely foreign to him. The combination is unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
February 11, 2004
Adam Sandler's farewell to movies.
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Todd McCarthy
February 13, 2004
Vast majority of the humor is so grotesquely obvious and crudely presented (in addition to being mildly crude in and of itself) that Sandler dissenters are guaranteed to remain just where they are.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 27, 2004
If you think PG-13 is still a safe haven for children these days, Sandler (whose appeal and box office muscle continue to baffle) and his ilk have hoodwinked you again.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 12, 2004
A misogynist comedy obsessed with penis length, bashing sexually ambiguous people and letting a stunted, dopey male snare his ditzy dream babe. . . . cheap, slumming comedy.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 12, 2004
50 First Dates is working awfully hard to be romantic and not hard enough to be a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
February 12, 2004
Nothing more than a witless exercise that is so desperate for laughs that it actually stoops to trotting out a vomiting walrus in the first ten minutes...
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Quite what age group this soft-centered entertainment is aimed at is hard to divine.
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February 14, 2004

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March 1, 2004

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