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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


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

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

July 21, 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
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
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

I wouldn't call it good, but I'd surely call it a good time.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: short

March 8, 2002
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A sweet, sentimental and broadly entertaining salute to fathers and sons.

January 1, 2000
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Lightweight and fluffy stuff, the film has some fun moments and a few big laughs.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 1, 2000
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

A triumph of personality over performance and content.

January 1, 2000
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

The big surprise in Big Daddy is the satisfying balance of warm-and-fuzzy sentiment and laugh-out-loud silliness.

Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show

January 1, 2000
Harvey S. Karten

Adam Sandler's latest comedy is sure to be a big, sentimental hit with his extensive fan club but not so prized by more mature film lovers.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
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It's got the same kind of warmth as The Wedding Singer.

January 1, 2000
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The actors bring an appealing energy to their simplistic roles, enough so to wring laughs from the most Sandler-resistant audience members.

January 1, 2000

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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