Father Hood (1993)

Father Hood



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Movie Info

Deadbeat dads be damned. Patrick Swayze plays a con man who tries to live up to the ideals of "family values" by kidnapping his son and daughter from the evil clutches of a corrupt orphanage and taking them on a cross-country trip in his vintage convertible. To complicate matters, his daughter has been sexually molested by the head of the orphanage, who fears that she may prosecute if given the opportunity. This family drama is also a zany road movie as the re-united father and children flee the … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Russell J. Spencer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004


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Critic Reviews for Father Hood

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

Most of the characters may be trapped in programmed spontaneity, but you can get a real lift out of the landscapes, the crisp sunlight splayed over gas stations and billboards, and the cannonade of '50s and '60s rock oldies.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Father Hood isn't so much undemanding as vapid, disjointed rather than antic. And if this film is a romp, then so is bearbaiting.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Despite its best intentions, Father Hood is destined to become leftovers in the video store.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It does suggest, ultimately, that if more wards of the state would run off to join their fathers on cross-country crime sprees, we could lick these corrupt foster-care and inattentive-dad problems.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The movie develops a hopelessly split personality.

Full Review… | June 12, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

A train wreck from start to finish.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Father Hood

Patrick Swayze is funny and believable in a role that seems to have been fashioned out of cardboard.

Dean McKenna

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