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Daddy Day Care Reviews

May 13, 2003
[Murphy's] charming enough in this restrained mode.
May 12, 2003
It's one of the worst movies of the year.
May 9, 2003
Murphy is so oddly bland in Daddy Day Care that it seems like he sleepwalked through the making of the film.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 9, 2003
Tepid attempt at comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2003
Daddy Day Care doesn't rank with the most awful of the Murphy turkeys, but it's definitely flat as a pancake, fueled by bathroom humor, listless pratfalls and recycled, borderline-offensive jokes about the ineptitude of men as caretakers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
A harmless and amusing summer comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2003
Murphy looks comatose delivering the played-out poopy jokes.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 9, 2003
I don't know whether [Murphy] has lost his mojo, or just his edge. I just hope he finds it before his next movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
It's pitched at kids, but adults will be guffawing too.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2003
Murphy is now as sweet and safe as Jell-O pudding. And about as exciting.
May 9, 2003
Daddy Day Care is one of those 'trailer' movies: All the good stuff, such as it is, is shown in the previews. But padded to feature length, the movie is mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2003
Eddie Murphy hasn't made a good movie in so long, I'm starting to think his bad choices are deliberate.
Read More | Original Score: C-
May 9, 2003
Family films we need. Films like this, we never need.
Read More | Original Score: D-
May 9, 2003
A scentless bouquet of potty jokes, crotch kicks, and Scooter-P.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2003
Made with care and intelligence as well as a sense of fun.
May 9, 2003
The humor is strictly potty-level, with its biggest laughs reserved for pee-pee gags and the inevitable gas-passing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
Easy-on-the -sensibilities family film.
May 9, 2003
Rent Mr. Mom instead, and have a family night in.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2003
Daddy Day Care may communicate with kids, too, but it should have spent a little more time communing with the comedy gods.
Read More | Original Score: D+
May 9, 2003
A film so wrong-headed audiences will be more appalled than amused.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 9, 2003
Nothing that happens in the story will surprise anyone who's been watching movies for longer than the last two weeks.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
The most astonishing thing about Daddy Day Care, a comedy that would have to work harder even to justify the appellation uninspired, is that a kick in the groin is now a joke for toddlers.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2003
If you attend the movie with your expectations lowered by Murphy's recent films, you'll be reasonably amused.
May 9, 2003
Only really little tykes will find the surplus of pratfalls and poo and fart jokes a hoot.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2003
Audiences ready, willing and able to find their inner four-year-old may have a decent time at 'Daddy Day Care,' but others are likely to find Eddie Murphy's latest foray into kidpicdom scarcely more amusing than spending 90 minutes in a pre-K classroom.
May 8, 2003
I laughed a couple of times, but mostly I was bored out of my mind and not a little depressed.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 8, 2003
It's saddening to watch the majestic Ms. Huston reduced to playing a robotic comedy target that exists just to be ridiculed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 8, 2003
A pleasant if predictable romp.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2003
This is Eddie in the comfort zone, coasting on riffs and bits lifted from Mr. Mom and Kindergarten Cop.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2003
Those wishing to contribute to the ongoing prosperity of a shamefully wasted natural resource will find a mortified movie badly in need of potty training and a star who has attained the American Dream of doing the least work for the most amount of money.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 8, 2003
Aimed at viewers young enough still to need day care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 8, 2003
Daddy Day Care feels like a movie cribbed together from outtakes of other hapless Hollywood comedies.
May 8, 2003
A likable little movie without much to offer but cute tots, recycled gags and a talented cast amiably wasting their time and ours.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2003
It's Jackass for the pre-juvie crowd.
May 7, 2003
It takes a strong stomach to hold down what Daddy Day Care force-feeds its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 7, 2003
The adult actors ... crawl without security blankets through a playpen script by Geoff Rodkey (who once stayed home with his son while his wife worked!) and Simon Says direction by Steve Carr.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 5, 2003
This is a family film that refuses to entertain any family member over age 10.