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50 First Dates Reviews

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Nev Pierce
April 6, 2004
The spark between the stars and a surprisingly thoughtful screenplay ensures that, despite the odd gross-out misstep, this is a sweet, warm and funny romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Collin Souter
April 2, 2004
A depressing Rom-Com with more endings than Something's Gotta Give and Return of the King combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 26, 2004
50 First Dates is another rude and crude stab at romantic comedy with Adam Sandler doing his thing.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
March 16, 2004
It might not be the Sandler of old anymore, but this latest film is an often hilarious reminder of the level the comedian once played at.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kevin A. Ranson
March 7, 2004
... Sandler has blurred the line between comedy and drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 27, 2004
If you think PG-13 is still a safe haven for children these days, Sandler (whose appeal and box office muscle continue to baffle) and his ilk have hoodwinked you again.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 26, 2004
Stupid, coarse and abysmally unfunny.
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
February 25, 2004
This is a potentially sweet and interesting romantic comedy which keeps going for the poo-poo jokes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
February 25, 2004
But something strange happens once Drew Barrymore shows up -- the movie starts getting good. Really good.
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 24, 2004
The picture still charms, but it has to work overtime to do so.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sara Brady
Premiere Magazine
February 24, 2004
. . . a gently silly comedy that's actually romantic without making anyone sick in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
February 24, 2004
As bumpy as the screenplay is, the movie still manages to make us care for the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
February 24, 2004
Daffy and outlandish, it's nevertheless a good first-date movie with a happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 23, 2004
tries to have it both ways: earn tears and sniffling smiles from the sentimental and big guffaws from those who like vomit, penis, and gay jokes
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 21, 2004
As Barrymore reminds us: Nothing beats a first kiss. Who would have thought an Adam Sandler vehicle in February would be the first romantic comedy in years to mean it?
| Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 20, 2004
Fitfully funny and touching, but don't forget it's firstly an Adam Sandler film....Sandler and Segal just can't resist piling on with as many crude jokes as there are dates.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 19, 2004
There's a nice blend of comedy and romance at work here...I walked out feeling all warm and happy inside - literally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot
February 19, 2004
A blend of Groundhog Day,Memento, Clean Slate and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Scott Weinberg
February 19, 2004
1/3 slob comedy, 1/3 romantic schmaltz and 1/3 Memento / Groundhog Day. The result is as choppy and unformed as one might expect from such a recipe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 19, 2004
Sandler can’t eliminate the sophomoric jokes, but opposite Barrymore he is willing to send them to the back burner so their romantic combustion can percolate up front.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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