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Down and Derby Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Silly satire of competitive dads has some iffy humor.

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

March 8, 2013
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The cornball humor and aw- shucks demeanor often make the Disney Channel seem edgy by comparison.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 13, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's all about these fathers and how crazy they are.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 18, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's too predictable and TV-movie generic to appeal to anyone older than, say, 5.

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

April 14, 2005
Eric D. Snider

Imbecilic, unreasonable and wretchedly unfunny.... The film is 5,580 seconds long, and not one of those seconds is believable.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: F

April 18, 2005
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

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

August 7, 2008
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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An amiable, albeit somewhat lame family film.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

April 14, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Down and Derby has the look and feel of something that might turn up on a cable channel devoted to 'family-friendly' entertainment, where it might find a greater audience.

| Original Score: C

April 15, 2005

It has moments of fun, but... In racing terms, it limps toward the finish line and comes up short.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 15, 2005
Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
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Like a snow cone with no syrup, Down and Derby leaves us high and dry in the moral-of-the-story department.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1/5

April 14, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

The Pinewood Derby is a tradition dating back more than 50 years, but it's doubtful Down and Derby will hang around for more than a week.

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April 15, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Germann is the whole show here, which might not be so bad if he played to his quirky strengths. Instead, he's stuck playing Tim Allen

Full Review Source: New Times

April 14, 2005
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Does better on DVD than it did on the big screen, as long as your expectations aren't too high.

Full Review | Original Score: C

February 3, 2006
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The cartoonish movie might have made for a funny half-hour short or sitcom pilot but runs out of track well before its conclusion.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

April 14, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Might make for a foul-weather-time waster on Nickelodeon, the Fox Family Network or even the Disney Channel, but on the big screen it's a hapless, hopeless bore.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D-

April 14, 2005
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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It's when adults with whitewashed notions of childhood get hold of a camera that kiddie fare -- like this uninspired effort from writer-director Eric Hendershoot -- goes limp.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 14, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

[The] family-friendly slapstick is pitched at such a manic high... that the results are more exhausting than amusing.

| Original Score: 1/4

April 15, 2005
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Too often the movie defies description as a comedy.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 15, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Crammed with charmless characters and/or hammy performances.

April 15, 2005
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

Heads in predictable directions and illuminates little besides the process of crafting cars to compete in the Scouts' Pinewood Derby.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

April 15, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Houston Chronicle
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July 28, 2005
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