Delivery Man Reviews

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November 20, 2019
[Delivery Man] falls short of being more than schmaltzy. The plot is incredulous and predictable in places.
August 29, 2019
Delivery Man, all glossy and gussied up, arrives without a pulse, extolling the same exhaustingly unrealistic fantasy that parenthood is life's cure-all, even for hopeless losers.
March 7, 2019
Delivery Man's failure lies in the gulf between the two films it's trying to be. Certain moments feel like leftovers from a more serious-minded picture... The rest of the film is pleasantly inconsequential, but these lapses in tone sour the picture.
February 2, 2018
Gooey sentimentality and group hugs follow, but Vaughn is not entirely unappealing.
April 9, 2016
Vaughn fans will find enough laughs to justify the two hours, but the tonal issues will make it a hard sell for anyone else.
March 11, 2016
Stiff but tolerable.
April 8, 2014
The sheer cognitive dissonance between being told that this character is nice and the baffling deception he pulls on hundreds of people is agonizing, and it makes the story horribly anti-dramatic.
March 28, 2014
'Delivery Man' is a little like the main character: just good enough to make you care a little and smile a lot.
February 7, 2014
Delivery Man starts off strong, but gradually fades into mediocrity courtesy of, well, just too much going on.
January 19, 2014
Vaughn gives his shiftless character a surprising degree of goofy charm, but he can't halt the film's inexorable slide into sentimentality and the limp script's lack of real wit leaves the endeavour looking misconceived.
January 17, 2014
"Everybody loves you", the fictional father of Vince Vaughn tells Vince Vaughn in Delivery Man, but he's obviously not read the box office reports on the star's last few movies.
January 12, 2014
The tone wavers between the pantomime and the mawkish and while little has been lost in translation, less still has been gained.
January 10, 2014
It's warm-hearted, certainly, but ultimately undone by a would-be feelgood central conceit that makes less and less sense the more you think about it.
January 10, 2014
Alas, the hero is played by Vince Vaughn, a limited actor whose range extends from petulant to homicidal.
January 10, 2014
What is supposed to be funny and heartwarming is instead creepy and stalkerish. There's no charm or emotional plausibility in a tale that cannot work without it.
January 9, 2014
Vince Vaughn, alas, simply doesn't have the lightness of touch to give this film the charm it badly needs.
January 9, 2014
It's not exactly a relatable scenario, the plot is too thin and episodic and there are few laughs.
January 9, 2014
Vince Vaughn autopilots his way through this lame, contrived and strangely depressing high-concept comedy.
January 9, 2014
A one-man show of ill-firing jokes, fizzling double takes and misty-eyed attempts at sentimental wrap-up.
January 9, 2014
If you want something truly gruelling, try the new Vince Vaughn comedy.
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