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Down and Derby Reviews

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March 8, 2013
Silly satire of competitive dads has some iffy humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 13, 2005
The cornball humor and aw- shucks demeanor often make the Disney Channel seem edgy by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 18, 2005
It's all about these fathers and how crazy they are.
April 14, 2005
It's too predictable and TV-movie generic to appeal to anyone older than, say, 5.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 18, 2005
Imbecilic, unreasonable and wretchedly unfunny.... The film is 5,580 seconds long, and not one of those seconds is believable.
Full Review | Original Score: F
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2005
An amiable, albeit somewhat lame family film.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 15, 2005
Down and Derby has the look and feel of something that might turn up on a cable channel devoted to 'family-friendly' entertainment, where it might find a greater audience.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 15, 2005
It has moments of fun, but... In racing terms, it limps toward the finish line and comes up short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 14, 2005
Like a snow cone with no syrup, Down and Derby leaves us high and dry in the moral-of-the-story department.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
April 15, 2005
The Pinewood Derby is a tradition dating back more than 50 years, but it's doubtful Down and Derby will hang around for more than a week.
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April 14, 2005
Germann is the whole show here, which might not be so bad if he played to his quirky strengths. Instead, he's stuck playing Tim Allen
February 3, 2006
Does better on DVD than it did on the big screen, as long as your expectations aren't too high.
Full Review| Original Score: C
April 14, 2005
The cartoonish movie might have made for a funny half-hour short or sitcom pilot but runs out of track well before its conclusion.
April 14, 2005
Might make for a foul-weather-time waster on Nickelodeon, the Fox Family Network or even the Disney Channel, but on the big screen it's a hapless, hopeless bore.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
April 14, 2005
It's when adults with whitewashed notions of childhood get hold of a camera that kiddie fare -- like this uninspired effort from writer-director Eric Hendershoot -- goes limp.
April 15, 2005
[The] family-friendly slapstick is pitched at such a manic high... that the results are more exhausting than amusing.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 15, 2005
Too often the movie defies description as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 15, 2005
Crammed with charmless characters and/or hammy performances.
April 15, 2005
Heads in predictable directions and illuminates little besides the process of crafting cars to compete in the Scouts' Pinewood Derby.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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