Bedtime Stories Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
There's nothing fresh in Sandler's role that you haven't seen in almost every movie he's ever done -- the same mumbly, underachiever-schlub notes he's been hitting for years, only taken down a notch for his first PG-rated comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
A family-friendly Adam Sandler movie that, even with its strained plot developments, is tame without being lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Osmond
SFX Magazine
May 27, 2009
If you are forced to attend, then at least Bedtime Stories is tolerable, and occasionally fun -- when it forgets to be dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 1, 2009
...ultimately comes off as the most entertaining Adam Sandler comedy to hit theaters since 2004's 50 First Dates...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
April 19, 2009
Enjoyable, silly and a wee bit whimsical. It's also treacherously predictable at times, the two leads lack chemistry and it has the token horrible Rob Schneider cameo.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2009
The real charm of Bedtime Stories is how it works as a family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 6, 2009
Given that Sandler's main appeal has always been to the 12-year-old in all of us, it probably makes sense for him to aim his movies directly at that age group.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 6, 2009
A big step backward for director Adam Shankman ('Hairspray').
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 31, 2009
Bedtime Stories lacks the required thrills, imagination, comedy and drama required to be a truly entertaining family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 27, 2009
Guy Pearce abraça o embaraço com toda a vontade, mas nem isso salva esta porcaria constrangedoramente mal escrita, atuada e dirigida do fracasso. Um filme de Adam Sandler para crianças: alguém alerte a UNICEF.
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 14, 2009
A potentially interesting movie that comes crashing down as hard as that proverbial beanstalk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
January 7, 2009
I've seen better special effects in Troma releases...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine
January 5, 2009
Far from another Jumanji, any magic director Shankman tries to inject is squashed by Sandler's distressingly annoying turn, while Russell Brand and Keri Russell look uncomfortably crowbarred in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
January 5, 2009
It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Jim Hall
Film4
January 5, 2009
Appalling, hypocritical and dull. Imagine not watching this movie, then make that wish come true.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
January 5, 2009
It's a pleasing concept, and Sandler is at his least obnoxious, but surely Adam Shankman's family comedy could have been wittier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 5, 2009
There's a surface liveliness to the movie, but it has that plasticky Disney quality and lack of real heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
January 5, 2009
With the right material - think the day-glo campery of Hairspray - director Adam Shankman is capable of good things. Here you get the distinct impression there's not enough room to accommodate Sandler's ego.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
January 5, 2009
An enormous amount of money has been thrown at the fantasy sequences, but it can't save a script that is woefully deficient in wit. And who better to drag the name of Disney through the mire than Sandler?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 5, 2009
This sweet-natured family comedy makes for great entertainment, balancing adventure thrills with a hefty dose of laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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