Daddy Day Care Reviews

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Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
July 15, 2014

These scenes are so inevitable, you could develop a drinking game around them.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010

Eddie Murphy in slapstick potty humor comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

Maybe it's about time Murphy fired his agent and tried reviving his career.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 6, 2004

My advice is to beat your children rather than take them to Daddy Day Care.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004

Daddy Day Care just wants to make you laugh, and make your kids laugh too.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
September 23, 2003

Someone needs a time-out to think about writing a better script.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic
July 20, 2003

It moves with such turgid lack of energy that I found myself wincing, trying to smooth over the rhythm with my imagination.

| Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 16, 2003

The kiddies will love every formulaic moment. Heck, they probably won't even care that quality thespian Angelica Huston is reduced to an embarrassing wreck.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Gilchrist
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 15, 2003

Daddy Day Care is a manufactured film which is willing to capitalize on the fact that a sucker of a filmgoer is born every minute.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 24, 2003

Eddie Murphy has kept his swelled ego in check here, but being too naughty when it should be nice stings the movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 18, 2003

Talvez suas cenas funcionassem melhor caso fossem acompanhadas por uma trilha de risadas gravadas. Esta, aliás, seria a única forma de ouvirmos risos nos cinemas que exibirem este filme.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 3, 2003

Daddy Day Care is ground zero in the new breed of awful family movies -- entertainment designed for parents who'll take their kids to anything that shuts them up for 90 minutes.

Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 24, 2003

Once it gets the bodily function jokes out of its system (sorry), it settles into being a fairly agreeable little movie.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Susannah Gora
Premiere Magazine
May 15, 2003

Daddy Day Care is a kid flick that's been kitted out with a lot of grown-up smart-assness—the better to broaden its appeal to audiences who weren't born in the '90s.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 15, 2003

Has enough gags to transcend its saccharine and predictable plot.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
May 14, 2003

The movie is clearly aimed at kids, but is this really the kind of stuff we should be filling their brains with?

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
May 14, 2003

No one wants to let Eddie and his partner watch their kids at first because they are men, and of course men are only good at tweaking their cars to shoot flames from the engine.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
May 14, 2003

...doesn't offer much beyond cute faces and forgettable poop jokes.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 14, 2003

["Daddy Day Care"] is a straightforward, don't-expect-any-surprises kind of pre-summer entertainment that has a good supporting cast, precocious kids and a premise that lends itself to slapstick comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
May 13, 2003

The title tells it all, and when you cast Eddie Murphy in that role, you know you've got the attention of the family trade who will have an almost hypocritically high tolerance for raunchy gags.

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