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Problem Child Reviews

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Some kids are born bad. Others achieve badness. And some have badness thrust upon them. The same can be said of movies.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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Inside Dennis Dugan's uncertainly staged, awkwardly sentimental Problem Child is another movie fighting to get out-one that's much meaner and probably more interesting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The rest of the kid's tricks are too unimaginative to be much fun -- though with jokes this lame you won't have to worry as much about your children getting any bad ideas.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D-

September 7, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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Universal took a step in the right direction by whittling Problem Child down to just 81 minutes but didn't go far enough. The studio should have excised another 75 minutes and released this unbelievable mess as a short.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

Time Out
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Enough to make you gag.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Caryn James
New York Times
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As directed by the actor Dennis Dugan, everyone seems to be yelling their lines and making huge hand gestures instead of acting.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

August 30, 2004
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Dugan has a brisk, imaginative comic style; he sets up his gags well, so that there's still some surprise in the punch lines when they come.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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