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Audiences who enjoy Adam Sandler's belligerent comic energy may find him in joyously obnoxious form as Billy Madison, but this thinly-plotted starring vehicle surrounds its star with an aggressively pedestrian movie. Read critic reviews

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Man-child Billy Madison (Adam Sandler) has been a spoiled rich kid all his life, and spends his days drinking and partying. When his father, hotel magnate Brian (Darren McGavin), becomes fed up with his son's irresponsible ways, he issues an ultimatum. Since Billy passed all his schooling thanks to his father's influence and bribes, he must retake and pass every grade in 24 weeks. Otherwise, the business will be turned over to Brian's conniving associate, Eric (Bradley Whitford).

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  • Oct 02, 2015
    One of Sandlers worst films, Silly plot, Very poor acting and Sandler was just annoying and unfunny, It's boring and predictable, Save your time and avoid this.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2013
    Though its jokes are of stupidity and grade-school humor, Billy Madison is a decent comedy from the creation of Adam Sandler. The film is immature and has memorable quotes/scenes that die-hard Sandler fans will remember. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] One of the earliest Adam Sandler comedy vehicles is the highly over rated Billy Madison. To put it simple, it's a childish comedy with the occasional morsel of charm and a few good laughs. It's at best, mildly amusing because the film gets sillier at every turn rather than getting any funnier. I prefer Happy Gilmore because the character suited Sandler better and the film itself was a little less moronic, smarter, had a lot of memorable scenes and was more ambitious. Billy Madison at times, because of it's stupidity, is just uncomfortable to watch.
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  • Feb 12, 2012
    Talking about bad movie... Sandler was being overly stereotypical, gosh I hated the lisp and redneck tone. It was not even funny, probably due to the bad script. The jokes were randomly thrown in. It's just not good enough
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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