Big Daddy Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Typical Adam Sandler -- charm mixed with crude humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 29, 2009
The heavy-handed sentimentality provokes a most violent gag reflex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Film4
June 2, 2008
Ending is predictably gooey but Sandler's edge staves off the sludge for long enough in an otherwise fresh and funny piece.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 2, 2008
This light yet earnest drama starring Adam Sandler deals openly with one of the most insidious elements in popular filmmaking -- the male screenwriter's relationship with his own father.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Those expecting another run of the mill Sandler film will either be pleasantly surprised or disgusted by this foray of his into new and different territory.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Another genial Sandler opus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 11, 2006
However simplistic Big Daddy is, it is also easy viewing.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
This lightweight, bubblegum caper synthesises robust, physical humour, self-deprecation and witty one liners. The main problem, as with most other dumb boy pictures, is that the supporting characters are underwritten.
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Things roll along quite charmingly, until the action hit the courtroom and gets bogged down in a boorish, maudlin custody case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Funny-sweet, understand, not bleccchh sweet.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
An essentially mean-spirited comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Sandler continues to bring a sweetness, irreverence and unpredictability to the screen that make hits out of his films.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Though there are several truly funny moments in Big Daddy, they're all included in the trailer, so if you've seen it, that's all you need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Not so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 26, 2002
...you just might wind up with a new found respect for Sandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Don't expect La Dolce Vita and you'll love Big Daddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
I still enjoyed myself at Big Daddy, but I didn't leave the theater marveling at how Sandler is able to make me laugh every time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Just when you thought it was safe to see another Adam Sandler movie, along comes Big Daddy.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 21, 2002
The best and worst that can be said about "Daddy" is that it probably won't do any permanent damage to the careers of anyone associated with it.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Worst of all is the way Sandler wants to have it both ways: to muck around in gross-out humor one minute and then turn schmaltzy the next minute with some fraudulent business about how much he loves the kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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