• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Peter Segal
    In Theaters:
    Feb 13, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 15, 2004
  • Sony Pictures

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50 First Dates Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

When Rob Schneider is the best thing about your movie, you know you have a problem.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 12, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...one mediocre Valentine's Day gift, with all the panache of grocery store chocolate.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: C

August 23, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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

February 12, 2004
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Relies too heavily on juvenile humor.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 11, 2004
James Rocchi
Netflix

Romance meets neurology in this Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore romance that only works when she's on-screen.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2004
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 19, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This movie paints itself into a corner from which it cannot emerge without becoming an utter disaster as far as I'm concerned.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

February 17, 2004
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

like a Valentine's Day present from Adam Sandler - if he hated us, each and every one

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 11, 2004
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

This dopey film has virtually nothing going for it but its genial stars.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C-

May 3, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 2, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Tries to cram Sandler's typically vulgar modus operandi into a format that is entirely foreign to him. The combination is unpleasant.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

February 13, 2004
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian

Adam Sandler's farewell to movies.

Full Review

February 11, 2004
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 13, 2004
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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 Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: D

February 27, 2004
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

February 12, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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50 First Dates is working awfully hard to be romantic and not hard enough to be a comedy.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

February 12, 2004
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor

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...

Full Review Source: Critic Doctor

February 12, 2004
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2007
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Click to read review

Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com

December 31, 2004
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Quite what age group this soft-centered entertainment is aimed at is hard to divine.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
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February 14, 2004

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