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Big Daddy Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Big Daddy should be reported to the child welfare office.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film offers its share of big laughs, but the serious side is sunk by mawkishness and sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A kindler, gentler Adam Sandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 6, 2005
Things roll along quite charmingly, until the action hit the courtroom and gets bogged down in a boorish, maudlin custody case.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
I was perplexed by some of the decisions of the filmmakers to try to make this film into a comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Adam Sandler has gone soft and it just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 2, 2002
Just when you thought it was safe to see another Adam Sandler movie, along comes Big Daddy.
April 9, 2005
An essentially mean-spirited comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
There are tearful moments of orphan anxiety, with swelling score peaks you'd swear belong to the Julia Roberts movie playing next door.
January 1, 2000
Being a jerk par excellence should mean never having to say you're sorry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Sandler has remarkably little funny to do or say in Big Daddy!
January 1, 2000
Dismal. Lame. Not funny.
January 1, 2000
Result is uneven; the story's more serious intentions often jar with the goofy sideshow.
January 1, 2000
Gratuitously gross and/or provocative humor.
January 1, 2000
The movie has a heart, yes, but not a very big one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The laughs are few and far between and the movie never succeeds in developing any sort of dramatic tension. I expected better from Sandler, even though I've seen far worse from him.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
Unrealistic, hard to believe, poorly acted, and technically deficient.
February 8, 2003
Though there are several truly funny moments in Big Daddy, they're all included in the trailer, so if you've seen it, that's all you need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Adam Sandler is possibly the laziest star in Hollywood, with minimal comic range or energy.
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