Big Daddy Reviews

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March 2, 2018
Amiable, schizoid and disposable, Big Daddy is just as formulaic as you might imagine.
November 29, 2009
The heavy-handed sentimentality provokes a most violent gag reflex.
August 7, 2008
December 27, 2007
December 6, 2005
Things roll along quite charmingly, until the action hit the courtroom and gets bogged down in a boorish, maudlin custody case.
April 9, 2005
An essentially mean-spirited comedy.
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.
August 21, 2002
I still enjoyed myself at Big Daddy, but I didn't leave the theater marveling at how Sandler is able to make me laugh every time.
August 2, 2002
Just when you thought it was safe to see another Adam Sandler movie, along comes Big Daddy.
June 21, 2002
The best and worst that can be said about "Daddy" is that it probably won't do any permanent damage to the careers of anyone associated with it.
June 18, 2002
Worst of all is the way Sandler wants to have it both ways: to muck around in gross-out humor one minute and then turn schmaltzy the next minute with some fraudulent business about how much he loves the kid.
April 3, 2002
It shifts from comedy to pathos and winds up sliding through whatever point it wants to make.
March 19, 2002
How's this for a novel complaint: Big Daddy just isn't stupid enough.
March 5, 2002
The simplistic shooting structure which slavishly separates comic set-pieces and plot exposition with musical montages doesn't help things.
April 4, 2001
worth the trip but not the ticket price
February 27, 2001
A perfect case study in trying to please two entirely different crowds: the beer-guzzling college guys who make up the majority of Adam Sandler's fans and the unlucky dates who get dragged along to the movie.
February 14, 2001
There's no doubt Sandler is talented, but if he persists in believing that, like Elvis, his presence alone covers a multitude of omissions and inconsistencies, he will squander his gift and make a series of forgettable films in the process.
January 1, 2001
Maybe Sandler is outgrowing these sophomoric slacker roles, but then again, why should he?
January 1, 2000
From how to ridicule poor, minimum wage clerks to how to cause bodily injury to innocent bystanders, Sandler lays it on thick.
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.
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