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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 5, 2003
[A] laugh-free comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
September 8, 2003
Am I the only critic willing to talk about how offensive the elementary school spirit squad scene is?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 5, 2003
There are laughs, to be sure, and some gleeful supporting performances, but after a promising start the movie sinks in a bog of sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 4, 2003
Yet another in the increasingly inert and generic assembly line created by Adam Sandler for SNL alums.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Not at all funny David Spade movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 4, 2003
Like its subject, can't climb above earlier, more successful moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 5, 2003
Like David Spade's underrated Joe Dirt, Dickie is great in concept, so-so in execution.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
A wince-inducing comedic atrocity.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Eric D. Snider
September 4, 2003
David Spade has never had a hit film on his own, and he has given us little reason to think he deserves one.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
September 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Kit Bowen
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
Joshua Tyler
September 8, 2003
This is Spade's best effort in a long line of really bad solo projects, but the best parts of his film feature washed up actors and have nothing at all to do with him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 5, 2003
The movie may appeal to fans of Spade's trademark smug and blandly disaffected comic style. And his delivery occasionally fits the material. But too many segments are flat and schlocky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 5, 2003
Only the latest in a long line of forgettable, unfunny "comedies" in which we're supposed to care about some intrinsically unlikable slob.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 6, 2003
...the shoddy execution of Dickie Roberts is about a dozen of whoopie cushions inferior to the insightful other sources that knew how to skew the outrageousness of this subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
September 4, 2003
While there are numerous stomach-churning scenes in 'Dickie Roberts'..., the most gorge-inducing moments come when we are genuinely meant to feel for him.
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