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Big Daddy Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Typical Adam Sandler -- charm mixed with crude humor.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2010
Michael Dequina

The heavy-handed sentimentality provokes a most violent gag reflex.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

November 29, 2009


Ending is predictably gooey but Sandler's edge staves off the sludge for long enough in an otherwise fresh and funny piece.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 2, 2008
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 2, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

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.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Another genial Sandler opus.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

However simplistic Big Daddy is, it is also easy viewing.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 11, 2006

Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Tom Meek
Film Threat

Things roll along quite charmingly, until the action hit the courtroom and gets bogged down in a boorish, maudlin custody case.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Funny-sweet, understand, not bleccchh sweet.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

July 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

An essentially mean-spirited comedy.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

April 9, 2005
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

Sandler continues to bring a sweetness, irreverence and unpredictability to the screen that make hits out of his films.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

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 Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Not so bad.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews just might wind up with a new found respect for Sandler.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

September 26, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Don't expect La Dolce Vita and you'll love Big Daddy.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2002
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

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 Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Just when you thought it was safe to see another Adam Sandler movie, along comes Big Daddy.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 21, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

June 18, 2002
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