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Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

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Average Rating: 3.1/10
Reviews Counted: 107
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 94

Sandler returns to his roots in this nauseating concoction filled with potty humor and product placements.

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Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 29

Sandler returns to his roots in this nauseating concoction filled with potty humor and product placements.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 288,611

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Come celebrate the joy and togetherness of the Hanukkah season with Adam Sandler -- yeah, that Adam Sandler -- in this raucous animated comedy written and produced in collaboration with the noted funnyman. Davey Stone (voice of Adam Sandler) is a twentysomething man with a short temper and a reputation for causing trouble who lives in the small New England town of Dukesberry. Davey has a particularly bad attitude about the holiday season, and on the first night of Hanukkah, he goes on a tear

Nov 4, 2003

$23.3M

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All Critics (111) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (94) | DVD (24)

The film might have been funny if it weren't so poorly executed and fixated on bodily functions.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Audiences have at least 80 reasons to reject Eight Crazy Nights.

December 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Sets animation back 30 years, musicals back 40 years and Judaism back at least 50.

December 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
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I'd prefer to think of Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love, the one good movie of the three he did this year.

December 5, 2002
Rolling Stone
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Squanders the cross-cultural comedy potential of a Jewish-themed Christmas movie on cheap fart gags and boilerplate schmaltz.

December 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Got a lot of holiday spirit, and a lot of laughs.

December 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Ouch. Lame Sandler attempt at holiday humor.

September 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A nearly unwatchable waste of time...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

There are sporadic laughs to be had from this gruesome guff, but most of them are nervous relieved titters when its not as bad as you feared rather than bellylaughs of genuine amusement.

June 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Sentimentality and secretions, with a generous helping of blatant product placement, do not make for the most graceful of holiday entertainments.

September 17, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Adam Sandler's goal may have been to provide a holiday movie with Chanukah as the central celebration, but it's not suitable for children and not entertaining to most adults.

July 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

[T]he movie is like a snotty little kid who thinks he can shock you with all the naughty words he knows...

December 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

... a story whose cleverness and meaning is sullied among horseplay we can't take the kids to see.

September 20, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

It's about time that all the Christmas movies out there were balanced with a decent Hannukah movie. Sadly, this isn't it.

November 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

...ideal for Adam Sandler fans who were confused by Punch-Drunk Love.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Only in the world of Adam Sandler could an animated message of inter-faith holiday appreciation be mixed in with a sextet of defecating deer, a woman with three breasts and songs about hatred and drinking.

June 26, 2003 Full Review

Small-town goofballs, bizarre musical numbers and plenty of toilet humor -- ah, the holidays are here again.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

it's got all the warmth and charm of the Bataan Death March

April 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

Don't let your festive spirit go this far.

February 26, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

This movie's gotta be the result of some pot-induced wager between Adam Sandler and his nattering cronies: "Hey guys, I'm like a $20 million movie star! How freakin' FUNNY is that? I bet I can make ANY movie I want!"

February 18, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

The only real achievement that a movie as puerile and moronic as Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights can claim is that it risks giving both Christmas movies and animation a bad name.

December 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Nothing but side-splitting, richly coloured, instant classic laughs -- all with the typical Sandler touch.

December 23, 2002 | Comment (1)
Moviehole

Quite the worst animated movie of the year...

December 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Audience Reviews for Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Night's" is about as funny as watching a lame television late-night cartoon, it has a dumb story and lines that really are not very funny. The end of the film is the best, when they turn the conclusion into a dance number, but that is not saying much. All this film is, is a bunch of sloppily put together scenes to make it's audience feel good about themselves once the characters accomplish their goals, but if I'm being honest, I found it hard to comply with these characters, due to the fact that I didn't know which side of them to look at. "Eight Crazy Night's" is stupid, unfunny, and has a terrible premise, but in the end, I can say that the voice acting was pretty good, and I had a bit of fun.
March 14, 2012
KJ Proulx

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Jennifer: Thanks for sharing the Holiday spirit, psycho. 

"The Ultimate Battle Between Naughty And Nice."

Eight Crazy Nights is another ripoff of the Scrooge/Grinch character, where a guy who hates the holidays and lives to ruin them for others ultimately has a change of heart. This movie is excruciating to watch even though it clocks in at a measly 75 minutes. By the end, you'll be glad that it was no longer. To say everything that is bad about the movie in one little review would be hard, so I'll just hit the big ones. 

Adam Sandler does his routine animation style in this one. He wastes no time in getting to the fart and crap jokes, and they just keep on flying at us throughout. He also voices three characters, one being in his normal voice and the other two being a brother-sister combo that he uses the most annoying voices ever for. I'm guessing that he thinks it is funny to just sound as annoying as possible. Well I for one wasn't laughing. In fact, I don't think I laughed once throughout this whole piece of shit.

Then there are the lame songs. Horribly written and horribly performed, the Christmas duds are sure to give you a case of nausea. Then at times he adds, the annoying voices into the songs and holy shit... you just want to die. I'd take just about any Christmas film over this one, aside from those crappy Hallmark, Lifetime, ABC Family films that are shown every year.

The worst thing about this movie just might be that it was made the same year that Sandler did Punch Drunk Love. So when he got done with his one great movie, he turned around and probably did his worst(aside from Going Overboard,  but no one has seen that, so it doesn't matter). Do yourself a favor and re-watch other Holiday films and don't give this a chance. Sandler fan or not, this is unwatchable.
December 20, 2011
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Melvin White

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A bit funny, gross, emotional.
January 2, 2010
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    1. Davey Stone: *singing* if i make fun of your crazy feet, or give sugar cookies to Miss Diabetes
    2. Whitey Duvall: *singing* That's not only a technical foul...but possibly a homicide
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