Bedtime Stories


Bedtime Stories

Critics Consensus

Though it may earns some chuckles from pre-teens, this kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy is uneven, poorly paced, and lacks the requisite whimsy to truly work.



Total Count: 109


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User Ratings: 216,440
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The life of Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman, is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.

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Adam Sandler
as Skeeter
Richard Griffiths
as Barry Nottingham
Guy Pearce
as Kendall
Jonathan Pryce
as Marty Bronson
Teresa Palmer
as Violet Nottingham
Aisha Tyler
as Donna Hynde
Nick Swardson
as Engineer
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Dixon
Allen Covert
as Ferrari Guy
Tim Herlihy
as Young Barry Nottingham
Thomas Hoffman
as Young Skeeter
Melany Mitchell
as Young Mrs. Dixon
Andrew Collins
as Young Mr. Dixon
Paul Dooley
as Hot Dog Vendor
Mikey Post
as Angry Dwarf
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Critic Reviews for Bedtime Stories

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (81)

  • It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief.

    Jan 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • It's a pleasing concept, and Sandler is at his least obnoxious, but surely Adam Shankman's family comedy could have been wittier.

    Jan 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There's a surface liveliness to the movie, but it has that plasticky Disney quality and lack of real heart.

    Jan 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The twitchy anxiety that once powered his persona has given way to a doughy anonymity.

    Dec 29, 2008 | Full Review…
  • After sitting through this fractious fairy tale, we feel as plucked as a Christmas goose.

    Dec 29, 2008 | Full Review…
  • An innocuous but haphazard family comedy that seems less crafted for children than dreamed up by a team of them.

    Dec 29, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bedtime Stories

  • May 11, 2012
    Wow Adam Sander, what a good way to ruin a children film with your lame antics. Bedtime Stories was a terrible film that gave disney a bad name. This movie proves how terrible Adam Sandler is as a comedian and a film producer. He can be slightly funny and a good actor anytime, but this movie fails to deliver anything good. The only thing that was funny was that ringtone, but that is about it.
    Giovanni C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2012
    The movie's premise is more interesting than the movie itself. It's a bit too kid friendly to be classed as a family movie and essentialy its another unfunny Adam Sandler flick.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2011
    Gosh no, the film is absolutely a waste of time to watch, non of the characters were likeable not to mention the performance of Russel Brand aka Stoned English Prick. The story was so obnoxious and superficial, I almost threw my popcorn at the screen. Adam Sandler can't make Children oriented films, it just doesn't work. Nothing is original, it's so dull and compromising, it's intolerable. The CGI is only ok in the film, kinda disappointed.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I think I finally can admit that I hate Adam Sandler, he is just ot funny aymore, hell, when washe really funny.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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