Daddy's Home (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Daddy's Home (2015)



Critic Consensus: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have proven comedic chemistry, but Daddy's Home suffers from a dearth of genuinely funny ideas - and lacks enough guts or imagination to explore the satirical possibilities of its premise.

Movie Info

An affable radio executive finds himself competing for the affections of his step-children following the unexpected reappearance of his wife's ex-husband in this Paramount Pictures comedy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, crude and suggestive content, and for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brian Burns, Sean Anders, John Morris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2016
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Paul Scheer
as The Whip
Sue-Lynn Ansari
as Guitar Girl
JoAnna Wortham
as #48 Fertility Clinic...
Kerry Cahill
as Angry Mom
Grayson Kilpatrick
as Big Kid at Half Pipe
Ingrid Norvell
as Sexy Stewardess
Billy Slaughter
as Squidward
Nikki Fuega
as Panda Radio Staff
Jeff Caperton
as Tom - Panda Radio Ex...
Tracy Brotherton
as Airline Employee
Stacie Davis
as Female Cop
Madison Probus
as Airport Passenger
Christopher Heskey
as Sky Cab Employee #1
Serenity Neil
as Girl at Party/Girl a...
Kevin Kent
as Aiport Bar Patron
Nazeema Bartek
as Office Employee/Airp...
Elton LeBlanc
as Limo Chauffeur
Cooper Dodson
as Wheelchair Kid
Lyle R. Guidroz
as NBA Fan/Daddy Dancer...
Olivia Renee Dupepe
as Fourth Grade Girl
Andrea Vittoria Alva...
as Panda Radio Employee
Mike R. Moreau
as Airport Passenger
Jesse Yarborough
as Red Team Coach
Scott Gulino
as Office Worker
Tony Beard
as Sportscaster
Lajessie Smith
as Jean Jacket
Laura Shaw
as Flight Attendant
Cynthia LeBlanc
as Airport Traveler
Abigail Williams
as Daughter at Dance
Didi Costine
as Karen's Daughter
Saber Bankson
as Daughter at Dance
Joseph Poliquin
as High School Skateboa...
Daryl Thibodaux
as Client in Airport Sc...
Candice Harrison
as Basketball Fan
Joshua Probus
as Skilled Skater Kid
Tracy Mann
as Father
David Michael Cefalu
as Basketball Referee
Tahseen Ghauri
as Office Employee/Swar...
Raykim Goslar
as Basketball Fan
Gene Kevin Hames Jr.
as Green Team Coach
Eric Berris
as Panda Radio Station ...
Joseph Uzzell
as Basketball Fan
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis
as Marine at Dance/Prec...
Savannah Williams
as Flight Attendant
Alfonzo Walker
as Airport Traveler
Charles Barber
as TSA Employee
Devin Posey
as NBA Fan
Lukas Bennett
as Basketball Player
Salma Salinas
as Fourth Grade Girl
Laney Kate Hulbert
as Daughter at Dance
Abigail C. Addison
as Daughter at Daddy Da...
Jasmine Cheramie
as Daughter at Dance
Nathaniel Woolsey
as Smoothie King Vendor
John Garcia
as Pelicans Fan
Sadarias Harrell
as Silverberg
Michelle Tabora
as Airport Passenger
Troy Compas
as Jim Panda Office Emp...
Rockmeyer Estes
as Lakers NBA Basketbal...
James Harlon Palmer
as Barry (Session Singe...
Sarah-Alexia Jones
as Daughter at Dance
Samantha Hopkins
as Playground Kid
Morgyn Crowley
as Dance Goer
Billy 4 Johnston
as Red Headed Kid
Hailey Chambliss
as Daughter at Dance/Gi...
Brooke Hartzog
as Dylan's Basketball T...
Douglas Lacey
as Pelicans Basketball ...
Doug Gagnon
as Basketball Fan
Marlene B. Russell
as Basketball Fan
Jimi Harper
as Basketball Fan
Chris Angerdina
as Basketball Fan
Joseph Stephens, Jr.
as Basketball Fan
Zora Ngwaba
as Sunday School Girl #...
Charles Pitre
as Courtside Photograph...
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News & Interviews for Daddy's Home

Critic Reviews for Daddy's Home

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (24)

That's one problematic comedy.

Full Review… | January 7, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Unfortunately, it's a lot of family dysfunction to wade through for a meagre pay-off.

Full Review… | May 16, 2016
New Zealand Herald

The closest we've come to a Will Ferrell Greatest Hits movie - not at all a bad thing.

Full Review… | April 9, 2016

Aside from a bit of mild toilet humour, Daddy's Home is a traditional Hollywood seasonal comedy in the mould of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

Full Review… | April 6, 2016
South China Morning Post

The Other Guys co-stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg return to the big screen together in a film that ends up offering very little comedic relief or originality in Sean Anders' painfully formulaic comedy, Daddy's Home.

Full Review… | March 31, 2016

It's symptomatic of the production's limpness that the movie was shot, for tax-credit reasons, in New Orleans, yet the locations have been scrubbed to a funk-free suburban anonymity.

Full Review… | March 14, 2016
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Daddy's Home

Wahlberg and Ferrell exude oodles of chemistry as two men in competition with one another in this lighthearted romp about fatherhood, which is little more than an extended set of good cop, bad cop. There's more than a smile and a chuckle here.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Everyone I know seems to have loved this, but I wasn't all that impressed. Starts off okay but goes rapidly downhill.
The whole premise is flawed. I know it's a comedy, but as if the wife would seriously have her crazy ex husband to stay knowing full well he is trying to cause trouble in her marriage. The fertility stuff gave me the icks too.
A few small laughs, but overall I was just waiting for this one to finish.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Tonally Daddy's Home is an unholy union of raunchy humor unconformably shoved into an account concerning children. Nowhere is this more disturbing than when Dusty improvises a fairy tale to the kids about the "real king" and the "step-king" in a way that paints Brad in a negative light, including the relative sizes of the men's "swords". I'm trying to figure out where the script hits rock bottom and I think sexual innuendos in a children's bedtime story is the nadir. If this schizophrenic mishmash were only guilty of being painfully unfunny, then I could have dismissed it as just another lowbrow farce. Yet the screenplay has the unmitigated gall to tack on an inspiring coda at the eleventh hour that retrofits this dirty adult comedy with an uplifting moral. You see Brad's fathering skills ultimately redeem all of his male deficiencies. That this appalling piece of filth eventually shapeshifts into a kid-friendly sermon makes the film too pernicious at which to even gaze. No one should see this vile film. Avert thine eyes!

Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

Daddy's Home Quotes

Brad: The kids at the end of the day, the know who's been around, and... holy balls!
– Submitted by Conor H (2 months ago)
Brad: Did you just gulp?
– Submitted by Lori C (4 months ago)
Brad: No, just please go and get a shirt on.
– Submitted by rob g (5 months ago)
Brad: I hope its up to code.
– Submitted by rob g (5 months ago)

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