Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
The film may be a good way to distract kids for an hour and 20 minutes, but are any of its messages appropriate?
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 6, 2015
I found it genuinely adorable and entertaining.
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
February 9, 2015
Alexander... etc. isn't exactly a terrible film, but it was definitely in need of a little retooling so that the events plaguing this family weren't quite so unbelievable, annoying, and on the lower end of the comic scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound
January 9, 2015
Alexander is funnier than one would expect. In a weird way, it's full of refreshingly cranky, dorky goofing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
December 12, 2014
This is a good, old-fashioned family comedy. It reminds me of similar live-action films I enjoyed growing up in the early 1990s including Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and Jumanji.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Stephen Romei
The Australian
December 11, 2014
Carell and Garner do the physical comedy with a lot of flair, the younger actors more than hold up their end and Megan Mullally of Will and Grace fame puts in a crisp cameo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Craig Mathieson
The Age (Australia)
December 10, 2014
Most of the accidents that befall the Cooper clan are annoying or embarrassing and even a car accident is more about cosmetic damage to the vehicle than a passenger actually being harmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Foster
FILMINK (Australia)
December 4, 2014
Alexander's day otherwise proves middling, uninspired, not great, and very pedestrian.
Adam Fresco
Flicks.co.nz
December 4, 2014
It's a not so terrible, not so horrible, not so good movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
December 3, 2014
For a while, it looks as if the moral is going to be that negativity isn't all bad, which, for an American children's film, seems rather daring. Alas, the point is drowned out in a final chorus of affirmations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 29, 2014
It's the snowball effect of this lightweight but enjoyable family film with an appealing cast that makes it funny
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 31, 2014
... more obnoxious than charming as it translates the classic story into an age of e-vites and iPhones.
John Serba
MLive.com
October 27, 2014
The film avoids being mean-spirited or mopey. No matter how terrible, horrible, no good or very bad things get, hope never dies. The movie could be a PSA for PMA.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
October 26, 2014
Slapstick chuckles are duly delivered, but the edgy spark with which director Miguel Arteta made his name is notable by its absence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 26, 2014
The day sucks; the movie doesn't.
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
October 23, 2014
Before its inevitable final-reel decline into cutesy mawkishness, this family comedy (produced by Shawn Levy) has an enjoyably subversive and anarchic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
October 23, 2014
This frenetic kids' comedy about a ker-razy family and all the wacky mishaps that befall them is neither terrible nor horrible. It's just adequate -- a message-heavy montage of chaos and engineered hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
October 23, 2014
A breezy, affable adaptation of the Judith Viorst book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
October 23, 2014
Decidedly mediocre yet hard to hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 23, 2014
It manages to summon a shade more integrity than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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