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Big Daddy Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Typical Adam Sandler -- charm mixed with crude humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2008
Ending is predictably gooey but Sandler's edge staves off the sludge for long enough in an otherwise fresh and funny piece.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 2, 2008
This light yet earnest drama starring Adam Sandler deals openly with one of the most insidious elements in popular filmmaking -- the male screenwriter's relationship with his own father.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Those expecting another run of the mill Sandler film will either be pleasantly surprised or disgusted by this foray of his into new and different territory.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Another genial Sandler opus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 11, 2006
However simplistic Big Daddy is, it is also easy viewing.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
This lightweight, bubblegum caper synthesises robust, physical humour, self-deprecation and witty one liners. The main problem, as with most other dumb boy pictures, is that the supporting characters are underwritten.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Funny-sweet, understand, not bleccchh sweet.
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Sandler continues to bring a sweetness, irreverence and unpredictability to the screen that make hits out of his films.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Not so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 26, 2002 just might wind up with a new found respect for Sandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Don't expect La Dolce Vita and you'll love Big Daddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
I wouldn't call it good, but I'd surely call it a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
A sweet, sentimental and broadly entertaining salute to fathers and sons.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Lightweight and fluffy stuff, the film has some fun moments and a few big laughs.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
A triumph of personality over performance and content.
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
January 1, 2000
The big surprise in Big Daddy is the satisfying balance of warm-and-fuzzy sentiment and laugh-out-loud silliness.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Adam Sandler's latest comedy is sure to be a big, sentimental hit with his extensive fan club but not so prized by more mature film lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
It's got the same kind of warmth as The Wedding Singer.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
The actors bring an appealing energy to their simplistic roles, enough so to wring laughs from the most Sandler-resistant audience members.
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