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Daddy Day Care Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A film so wrong-headed audiences will be more appalled than amused.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

May 9, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It takes a strong stomach to hold down what Daddy Day Care force-feeds its audience.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 7, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

As bland and predicable as a package of Kraft macaroni and cheese, but likely to please the same target audience.

| Original Score: C+

May 8, 2003
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Eddie Murphy in slapstick potty humor comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 22, 2010
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Grandparents of today don't need the Great Depression stories to shock the youngsters. You heard me right, son. Eddie Murphy was once funny.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 8, 2003
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

Even before the credits are complete, even before the first word of dialogue is spoken, even before you know what the plot set-up is all about, you know that it's going to have plenty of potty humor.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 8, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Congratulations Hollywood; you've completely disemboweled a truly funny man.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 10, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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This is a family film that refuses to entertain any family member over age 10.

May 5, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's one of the worst movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 12, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Sloppy.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2003
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade

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

Full Review Source: Toledo Blade | Original Score: 2/5

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1/5

June 8, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

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

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

May 24, 2003
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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I laughed a couple of times, but mostly I was bored out of my mind and not a little depressed.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

May 8, 2003
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 5/10

May 11, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

A failed third-rate sitcom is exactly what Daddy Day Care looks and sounds like.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 5, 2003
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com

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 Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 14, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Tepid attempt at comedy.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Murphy is so oddly bland in Daddy Day Care that it seems like he sleepwalked through the making of the film.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1/4

May 9, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Daddy Day Care is a cinema-sized Romper Room reject looking to pine for its hollow hilarity by appealing to the non-judgmental and misplaced quirkiness of the targeted kid-friendly audience

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 8, 2003
Rich Cline
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July 3, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2003
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 17, 2003
Leonard Maltin
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May 14, 2003
Ben Nuckols
San Francisco Examiner

July 8, 2003
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The best part of the movie, unfortunately, happens in the outtakes during the credits at the very end.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 9, 2003
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Is this Murphy's big redemption film? No. But it isn't that terrible either.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2003

ComingSoon.net
May 5, 2003

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 9, 2003

Orlando Weekly
May 16, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
June 27, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Guardian
August 5, 2003

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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