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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Reviews

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January 7, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
February 20, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 23, 2004
If the filmmakers had resisted the urge to make it so adorable and meaningful, this could have been a terrific comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Dickie Roberts is a lot funnier than it has any right to be... considering it's a David Spade comedy and counts Adam Sandler among its executive producers.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
November 2, 2003
This was a hysterical, shocking, and depressing movie that will have you feeling that you are old.
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 27, 2003
Child is father to the man in this often funny, but just as often ham-fisted, untrue Hollywood story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
September 11, 2003
At least Dickie Roberts is a good dozen jokes apart from being a one-joke movie. And it's a good thing Spade penned the premise as fiction before Fox tried to pass it off as a reality show.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Every moment that's meant to be touching is laughable, but the moments when we're supposed to be laughing are just funny enough to carry the movie along.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
September 6, 2003
While most of the physical comedy is lazy and predictable...what surrounds it is a surprisingly charming diversion with a rather clever premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 6, 2003
Too hit-and-miss to score consistently, the film still offers plenty of strong laughs, along with a knowing take on celebrities and their foibles.
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Stephanie Zacharek
September 6, 2003
I often found myself laughing in spite of no one, not even myself.
John Venable
September 5, 2003
Worth the price of admission just to see the opening E! True Hollywood Story about Dickie, and the closing credits which feature every former child star from the past 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 5, 2003
Dickie Roberts, while certainly not a good movie, is a perfectly affable summer comedy, filled with nearly nonstop physical comedy and an impressive sprinkling of has-been celebrity cameos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Doug Knoop
Seattle Times
September 5, 2003
Anyone who grew up watching television or revels in every episode of E! True Hollywood Story (and you know who you are) should enjoy this movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2003
It's a standard joke in screwy teen comedies, but for some reason it seems kind of fresh here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
September 5, 2003
A sweetly winning domestic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 5, 2003
An amiable-enough Spade vehicle that lacks that certain something, but still manages to generate its fair share of giggles.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2003
This movie is almost as much of a surprise as it is to wake up on Christmas morning to find just what you want under the tree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006

April 9, 2004
Holly Aguirre
February 25, 2004

February 7, 2004
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December 13, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
September 8, 2003
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 7, 2003
"Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" blends two movies together to create a medioce concoction.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4

Baltimore Sun
September 5, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 5, 2003
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AV Club
September 4, 2003
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