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Daddy Day Care Reviews

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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
Matthew Turner
July 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
May 15, 2003
Has enough gags to transcend its saccharine and predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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-
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Ed Park
Village Voice
May 13, 2003
[Murphy's] charming enough in this restrained mode.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
May 12, 2003
Daddy Day Care is not Toddlers of the Damned. It's Toddlers of the Damned Funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 11, 2003
To expect magnificence would have been futile; I was perfectly willing to settle for entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 11, 2003
Your kids will like it, and you will too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 10, 2003
The most surprising thing about Daddy Day Care is how entertaining it is, despite the juvenile humor and laughably predictable storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 10, 2003
Kudos to Eddie Murphy for adopting a more low-key approach in 'Daddy Day Care' and for letting his fine supporting cast get most of the laughs.
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
May 9, 2003
A harmless and amusing summer comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 9, 2003
It's pitched at kids, but adults will be guffawing too.
| Original Score: 4/5
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 9, 2003
Kids are the target of Daddy Day Care's broad humor, and the movie hits that mark.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
May 9, 2003
An adequate babysitter.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
May 9, 2003
A formulaic -but-funny family film that is most effective with its target audience.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 9, 2003
Delivers many well-deserved satirical swipes at elitist day care operations that engineer small children for success in the competitive marketplace.
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
May 9, 2003
The kids are as cute as puppies in a dog-food commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
May 9, 2003
The movie's actually more fun to watch than to think about.
Guylaine Cadorette
May 9, 2003
Daddy Day Care is a guiltless, straightforward comedy bound to make any parent chuckle, a light and fluffy flick that nevertheless fails to take Murphy's comedic talent out of first gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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January 26, 2006
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Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2003

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Ben Nuckols
San Francisco Examiner
July 8, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
June 27, 2003
Wilson Morales
May 17, 2003

Orlando Weekly
May 16, 2003
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 14, 2003
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 13, 2003
The best part of the movie, unfortunately, happens in the outtakes during the credits at the very end.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
May 12, 2003
Is this Murphy's big redemption film? No. But it isn't that terrible either.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 9, 2003

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
May 9, 2003
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