Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Not at all funny David Spade movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times
January 9, 2007
Has nothing of value to offer other than a dizzying number of cameos by former child stars, each of whom is only momentarily amusing as a voyeuristic opportunity to compare the grown-up on screen to the kid ever emblazoned upon our mind's eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
A wince-inducing comedic atrocity.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 20, 2004
Nah.
| Original Score: 2/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Instead of seeing Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, you could...pierce yourself with sharp objects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 23, 2004
If the filmmakers had resisted the urge to make it so adorable and meaningful, this could have been a terrific comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Dickie Roberts is a lot funnier than it has any right to be... considering it's a David Spade comedy and counts Adam Sandler among its executive producers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
November 2, 2003
This was a hysterical, shocking, and depressing movie that will have you feeling that you are old.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 9, 2003
Quickly pushes aside the satirical promise of its premise in favor of trying to warm our hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 27, 2003
Child is father to the man in this often funny, but just as often ham-fisted, untrue Hollywood story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
September 25, 2003
Comes off like a Hallmark card parody written by the staffers at Cracked.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 13, 2003
Not as disposable as we first think, and ultimately watchable once we get past an hour that's only marginally less damaging than a 'Diff'rent Strokes' marathon - but it's not exactly inspired either.
| Original Score: 2/4
Mac Verstandig
The Badger Herald
September 12, 2003
...the sort of B-actor-driven comedic train wreck that David Spade used to dryly mock while doing his 'Hollywood Minute' on Saturday Night Live
| Original Score: C
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
September 11, 2003
At least Dickie Roberts is a good dozen jokes apart from being a one-joke movie. And it's a good thing Spade penned the premise as fiction before Fox tried to pass it off as a reality show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alex Pappademas
Village Voice
September 9, 2003
You sense Spade is scared of what finding too much of himself in Dickie might mean.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
September 9, 2003
If you ever wonder what happened to those child stars of the '70s and '80s, Dickie Roberts sheds some light, but it doesn't make you necessarily laugh as hard as it intends to
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 8, 2003
An opportunity badly blown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 8, 2003
Ouch! Spade goes sweet and gooey.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
September 8, 2003
Just a platform for Spade to tell smutty jokes to kids, fall off bicycles, puncture waterbeds, and, oh yes, learn the real meaning of family.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 8, 2003
This movie is better than Lost and Found and Joe Dirt, but that's like saying a kick in the shins is better than a poke in the eye or a kick to the groin.
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