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Bedtime Stories Reviews

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The Sun (UK)
January 5, 2009
The moments of imagination are great for children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 5, 2009
In Bedtime Stories Adam Sandler gives his most bearable performance yet.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 5, 2009
A fun idea turns into a so-so comedy thanks to an unappealing hero and variable performances from the well-known cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
January 4, 2009
Sandler tames his jokes for family-friendly fantasy flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
January 3, 2009
It's a little odd that making a film for children has almost made Adam Sandler grow up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
January 2, 2009
Part live action, part animation, Bedtime Stories is relentlessly silly, kept buoyant by Sandler's zany cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2009
The very definition of a disposable, kid-quieting fluff, done in a predictably Sandler way (read: watch out for Rob Schneider's umpteenth variation on the 'You can do it!' schtick).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 30, 2008
Everyone knows Sandler can be grossly funny; this movie proves he can be family friendly funny
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 30, 2008
Adam Sandler tones down his normally racy humor effectively, but the lightweight story is a one-note sidestep.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
December 29, 2008
The twitchy anxiety that once powered his persona has given way to a doughy anonymity.
Jennifer Miller
Premiere Magazine
December 29, 2008
Russell Brand is absurd, funny and wonderfully out of place in a family movie. And hello: crazy pop-eyed animated guinea pig alert!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
December 29, 2008
After sitting through this fractious fairy tale, we feel as plucked as a Christmas goose.
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
December 29, 2008
An innocuous but haphazard family comedy that seems less crafted for children than dreamed up by a team of them.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 29, 2008
For a creative premise, it's downright dispiriting to see such a banal interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Armond White
New York Press
December 29, 2008
That Skeeter benefits from what he does for his niece and nephew is an object lesson in responsibility and benevolence -- and it blesses the audience, too.
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Daniel Getahun
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 29, 2008
It's a delightfully innocent movie that the actor can actually show to his two baby daughters without blushing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 29, 2008
Despite its flaws, Bedtime Stories has the charming, giggly spirit of an imaginative toddler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Frese
Kansas City Star
December 29, 2008
Continuing on this trajectory, the much-maligned funnyman probably will create yet another generation of fans. And maybe even another generation of haters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
December 29, 2008
Leading man Sandler has done street-smart goofball a million times over, but the guy also knows how to play emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
December 29, 2008
Richard Griffiths best gets the antic spirit of this enterprise, relishing his multiple roles as Sandler's phobic boss and several fantasy characters.
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