Father of Invention - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Father of Invention Reviews

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Eric Hynes
Time Out
October 18, 2011
For all its eagerness to please, you'd think Father of Invention could come up with at least one sister of independence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 15, 2011
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 14, 2011
Highly predictable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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New York Daily News
October 14, 2011
Like Graham and Madsen, Spacey too often gets lost in smaller projects that aren't worthy of his talents. He, and his costars, deserve a more inventive movie than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 13, 2011
The screenplay, by Mr. Cooper and Jonathan D. Krane, is so sketchy that it feels like a hastily executed first draft.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Anthony Venutolo
Newark Star-Ledger
October 13, 2011
The film promises a nasty little satire for a while but finally goes soft and self-pitying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 12, 2011
Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 11, 2011
The rather unappealing character of Axel is indulged with every opportunity for redemption, as Spacey is indulged with every opportunity to showboat.