Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights Reviews

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 8, 2002
Certain to be distasteful to children and adults alike, Eight Crazy Nights is a total misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
December 6, 2002
Unlike Trey Parker, Sandler doesn't understand that the idea of exploiting molestation for laughs is funny, not actually exploiting it yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
December 5, 2002
I'd prefer to think of Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love, the one good movie of the three he did this year.
| Original Score: 1/4
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
December 5, 2002
Sandler is at his best as a rage-filled jerk, and at his worst as two of the most irritating characters in all of cartoondom.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 4, 2002
There's more scatological action in 8 Crazy Nights than a proctologist is apt to encounter in an entire career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 3, 2002
An earnest Scrooge story with a heart covered in excrement.
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
December 3, 2002
Squanders the cross-cultural comedy potential of a Jewish-themed Christmas movie on cheap fart gags and boilerplate schmaltz.
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 3, 2002
One would think an animated Sandler would be less repellant than live action -- at least you wouldn't have to actually 'see' him -- but surprise! Even (cheaply) drawn, he's actually more unbearable.
David Keyes
December 2, 2002
Eight Crazy Nights is a shallow, crude, mean-spirited and painfully unfunny excursion into lunacy...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
December 2, 2002
An excessively gross, dull film ... lacking originality or wit.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 2, 2002
Got a lot of holiday spirit, and a lot of laughs.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 2, 2002
Not even Steven Spielberg has dreamed up such blatant and sickening product placement in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Adam Nayman
December 2, 2002
It ain't funny, it ain't good, and it ain't a step in the right direction for co-writer and star Sandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 1, 2002
Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights" is a crass, crude holiday stocking filled with disgustingly inappropriate humor.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 30, 2002
Almost as offensive as "Freddy Got Fingered."
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
Dustin Putman
November 30, 2002
When all is said and done, [it] could have afforded another rewrite and a willingness to avoid pandering to the MPAA ratings board.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 29, 2002
Sandler is remaining true to his own traditions, although it remains to be seen whether anyone will thank him for that once they've seen the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 29, 2002
The Hanukkah spirit seems fried in pork.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 29, 2002
It leaves no bodily fluid unexpressed, no heartstring unplucked.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 29, 2002
Irritating, boring, gross, silly.
| Original Score: .5/4
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