• PG-13, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tamra Davis
    In Theaters:
    Feb 10, 1995 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 2, 2002
  • MCA Universal Home Video

Opening

40% As Above/So Below Aug 29
34% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
68% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

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38% If I Stay $15.7M
19% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

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100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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Billy Madison Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This is Adam Sandler at his best, and his latest films are cheap grabs at what once came so easily to him.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2013
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It's refreshing to revisit the jester in his screen infancy, when all he wanted was to boogie to a Culture Club hit, carry on conversations with hair care products, and sit on a sprinkler.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B+

June 13, 2011
Alex Orner
Common Sense Media

Young teens will like brash, immature humor.

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

January 1, 2011

When you get that Sandler's comedic persona is meant to be annoying, like Beavis and Butthead or Cartman, the laughs come thick and fast.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 1, 2008

| Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2005
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 3/5

August 18, 2005

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 5, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

A vintage specimen of a master at the apex of his talents.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

May 13, 2005
Fred Topel
About.com

Sandler's best. Edgy, satirical, bizarre and surreal.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 1, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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If you've ever had a yen to relive the third grade, this must be the next best thing.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Better than it deserves to be.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

The best film Sandler has done. Wildy funny and appropriately over the top.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Okay, the plot is inane, but it's the basis of a series of really funny scenes.

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

September 10, 2002
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com

| Original Score: 5/5

August 27, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2002

Adam Sandler being a total idiot for an hour and a half. Good fun.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 2, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Idiotic, amateurish - and really, really funny.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 10, 2001
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Throwaway plot but enough funny "Sandler moments" to satisfy anyone looking for some strange, cheap laughs.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

September 7, 2011
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Those unfamiliar with Sandler's antics may...begin to find him annoying sometime between the appearance of the Universal logo and the end of the opening credits.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 1, 2008
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