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50 First Dates Reviews

January 26, 2006
Quite what age group this soft-centered entertainment is aimed at is hard to divine.
February 26, 2004
Stupid, coarse and abysmally unfunny.
February 18, 2004
Ends up making you pine for Lucy's gift of forgetting.
February 17, 2004
This movie paints itself into a corner from which it cannot emerge without becoming an utter disaster as far as I'm concerned.
February 14, 2004
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore shine in this sweet, flirty comedy about a man who falls for a woman with short-term memory loss.
February 13, 2004
A chick flick for guys, with a pH balance in perfect equilibrium between the crass and the sweet.
February 13, 2004
50 First Dates possesses an undeniable heart. The bad news is that it will still be buried underneath layers of stale Sandlerisms tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.
February 13, 2004
Vast majority of the humor is so grotesquely obvious and crudely presented (in addition to being mildly crude in and of itself) that Sandler dissenters are guaranteed to remain just where they are.
February 13, 2004
If there's one thing to commend in 50 First Dates, apart from the finest walrus performances this side of Marineland, it's Barrymore, whose irrepressible cheerfulness and buoyancy at least makes Henry's motivation anything but mysterious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2004
50 First Dates stays bravely true to its unresolvable premise.
February 13, 2004
An awkward blend of date movie and preadolescent comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 13, 2004
The jokes in 50 First Dates aren't jokes, and the bits aren't bits so much as scattershot gestures in the general direction of comedy, at which an audience is expected to laugh, not at the joke, but at the comic's attempt at humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
Uneven, shapeless and crushingly repetitive.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
Surprisingly sweet.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2004
50 First Dates is reasonably good fluff, balancing lovey sentiment and low-brow laughs, though it will likely evaporate from memory as quickly as Lucy forgets her meetings with Henry.
February 13, 2004
A terrible movie by all reasonable standards -- yet it leaves a sweet taste.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2004
The film moves in fits and starts, never finding its groove: It's as if the filmmakers could come up with a potentially successful premise but no way of following through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
Crude, lewd and shameless? You bet.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
The only people likely to be disappointed will be those who bother to wonder how good 50 First Dates could have been.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 13, 2004
Much of this is very sweet, even touching, but it just isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
It may leave women sighing and men wondering why there wasn't at least one more joke about the prodigious endowments of sea lions.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 13, 2004
50 First Dates offers a seductive vision of a quirky love. But there is a note of melancholy at the conclusion of this mixed bag of the compassionate and the crude.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2004
The movie doesn't have the complexity and depth of Groundhog Day, but as entertainment it's ingratiating and lovable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2004
50 First Dates wants to have it both ways, but only one of them really works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 12, 2004
50 First Dates is more of a romantic comedy than an Adam Sandler comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 12, 2004
About 25 too many.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2004
Great date-movie material if you can keep your date from bolting during the first half.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 12, 2004
The film could have made a solid Saturday Night Live skit, but the closest it gets is serving as a reunion for onetime cast members.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 12, 2004
50 First Dates is working awfully hard to be romantic and not hard enough to be a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2004
What starts out looking like another crude, bullying Adam Sandler extravaganza ends up as a surprisingly graceful and impressively daring romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2004
Entertaining? Forget about it. The film is less toxic than most Sandler vehicles, but so is anthrax.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 12, 2004
50 First Dates has nothing going for it -- and much going against it.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 12, 2004
Although its goofy high-concept premise won't bear much scrutiny, it offers a less predictable ride than their first pairing, and lush Hawaiian locations to boot.
February 12, 2004
A drab Groundhog Day retread.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2004
50 First Dates is the perfect date movie, one that should appeal to teens into Sandler's mean-spirited shtick, while drawing coos and oohs from those traditionalists drawn to something softer and dreamier.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 12, 2004
I don't think 50 First Dates is a great movie, or a particularly funny one, but I admired its romanticism and its gentle plea for the acceptance of difference.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 12, 2004
Sticky but ingratiating.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 12, 2004
This pedestrian pic starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore never gets out of neutral, and should have been left in park -- back in the junkyard.
February 12, 2004
Sandler's movies always have combined juvenile humor with sentimentality, but the two rarely have seemed so out of synch.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2004
Pushes all the right buttons and pushes them expertly.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 11, 2004
The memory-loss device dimly recalls Groundhog Day, though the film's low laugh rate, occasional lachrymosity and flaccid pacing assuredly do not.
February 11, 2004
The stars have a goo-goo chemistry that's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: B