Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Reviews

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February 5, 2020
I found that the good triumphing over the bad actually comforting. These series of events bring the family closer together.
December 14, 2019
[A] wonderful, wonderful, laugh out loud, fun-filled family film that just brightens the day.
September 6, 2019
As Alexander, Ed Oxenbould is disarming and charming, but all is drowned out by the film's overwhelming triteness.
May 2, 2019
I'd say give it a shot especially if you are having one of those days...
August 14, 2018
It's very hard not to like this film. It's energetic, filled with silly, genuine fun, and has humorous beats that will make you smile and possibly laugh out loud.
August 8, 2018
Aside from the rampaging kangaroo and burning pirate shirt, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" emphasizes relatable humor families can connect to over slapsticky gimmicks and cheap laughs.
November 28, 2017
The frustrating thing about Alexander is not that it is a bad film. It's that what we get suggests that director Miguel Arteta could have given us so much more.
June 13, 2016
It's the rare, current kid movie made with real actors. Unfortunately, it's not remotely adult-funny. That's OK. Parents suffer. It's what they do. Go and suffer for the kids.
February 26, 2016
And while the problems had are sadly very white and upper class ones, the message is still relevant. It's also rather funny-at times.
October 8, 2015
The film may be a good way to distract kids for an hour and 20 minutes, but are any of its messages appropriate?
July 6, 2015
I found it genuinely adorable and entertaining.
February 9, 2015
Alexander... etc. isn't exactly a terrible film, but it was definitely in need of a little retooling so that the events plaguing this family weren't quite so unbelievable, annoying, and on the lower end of the comic scale.
January 9, 2015
Alexander is funnier than one would expect. In a weird way, it's full of refreshingly cranky, dorky goofing.
December 12, 2014
This is a good, old-fashioned family comedy. It reminds me of similar live-action films I enjoyed growing up in the early 1990s including Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and Jumanji.
December 11, 2014
Carell and Garner do the physical comedy with a lot of flair, the younger actors more than hold up their end and Megan Mullally of Will and Grace fame puts in a crisp cameo.
December 10, 2014
Most of the accidents that befall the Cooper clan are annoying or embarrassing and even a car accident is more about cosmetic damage to the vehicle than a passenger actually being harmed.
December 4, 2014
Alexander's day otherwise proves middling, uninspired, not great, and very pedestrian.
December 4, 2014
It's a not so terrible, not so horrible, not so good movie...
December 3, 2014
For a while, it looks as if the moral is going to be that negativity isn't all bad, which, for an American children's film, seems rather daring. Alas, the point is drowned out in a final chorus of affirmations.
November 29, 2014
It's the snowball effect of this lightweight but enjoyable family film with an appealing cast that makes it funny
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