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Father Figures (2017)



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Two brothers (Owen Wilson and Ed Helms) hit the road to find their long-lost dad after they learn that their mom has been lying to them about his death. This comedy was directed by Lawrence Sher.

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Ed Helms
as Peter
J.K. Simmons
as Ronald Hunt
Ving Rhames
as Rod Hamilton
Christopher Walken
as Dr. Tinkler
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (14)

Father Figures is not just painfully anti-charming, it is transparently desperate.

December 22, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"Father Figures" is what happens when you throw a comedy and the laughs forget to show up.

December 22, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Distinguished mainly by its overqualified cast and lack of inspiration, "Father Figures" can't decide whether it's a gross-out comedy or an uplifting tale of brotherly love; it embraces the worst of both worlds.

December 22, 2017 | Full Review…

At first [Helms and Wilson] seem incompatible. But their journey through family secrets delivers surprising charm.

December 22, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Director Sher shows no special affinity for comic pacing or enlivening dialogue scenes, so the movie just plods from scene to scene, building no momentum.

December 21, 2017 | Full Review…
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Would you like to watch Wilson and a young child urinate on each other in a rest stop bathroom? Thought not.

December 21, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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The cast is the only thing that holds Father Figures together, but it doesn't do it for long. It's just a bad movie.

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