Fathers' Day Reviews

  • Aug 08, 2018

    While the plot is silly in exaggerating and stalling away from the simple route towards its own eventual deconstruction that twisted the events to nothing, the main attraction of Robin Williams and Billy Crystal's comedic dynamic doesn't disappoint when decent hilarity still ensues as expected from the first glance. (B) (Full review TBD)

    While the plot is silly in exaggerating and stalling away from the simple route towards its own eventual deconstruction that twisted the events to nothing, the main attraction of Robin Williams and Billy Crystal's comedic dynamic doesn't disappoint when decent hilarity still ensues as expected from the first glance. (B) (Full review TBD)

  • Feb 15, 2018

    It's not a comedy classic and it has problems but it's Billy Crystal and Robin Williams together so it's pretty entertaining and definitely better than the 25% critic and audience score.

    It's not a comedy classic and it has problems but it's Billy Crystal and Robin Williams together so it's pretty entertaining and definitely better than the 25% critic and audience score.

  • Aug 19, 2016

    An attorney and a strange unemployed man are both told they are the father of a teenage son who recently left home. Both men unknowingly set out to find the boy and soon the two men realize they've been lied to. Director Ivan Reitman has a difficult time with balancing this bland, one joke comedy.

    An attorney and a strange unemployed man are both told they are the father of a teenage son who recently left home. Both men unknowingly set out to find the boy and soon the two men realize they've been lied to. Director Ivan Reitman has a difficult time with balancing this bland, one joke comedy.

  • May 17, 2016

    With a cast as talented and diverse as this one, Father's Day should've been a much funnier movie that this. The whole premise is so one dimensional and shallow that it becomes unbelievable for the audience.

    With a cast as talented and diverse as this one, Father's Day should've been a much funnier movie that this. The whole premise is so one dimensional and shallow that it becomes unbelievable for the audience.

  • Jan 12, 2016

    Not the best comedy, but allot of fun! But wasn't Mel Gibson's brief cameo rather pointless!?

    Not the best comedy, but allot of fun! But wasn't Mel Gibson's brief cameo rather pointless!?

  • May 08, 2015

    You can tell Williams and Crystal had a blast making this but they should have concentrated more on the jokes and the story because this is pretty weak tea.

    You can tell Williams and Crystal had a blast making this but they should have concentrated more on the jokes and the story because this is pretty weak tea.

  • Jan 05, 2015

    awesome awesome awesome

    awesome awesome awesome

  • Oct 25, 2014

    hmm not bad pretty good easy going comedy nothing really different or new tho

    hmm not bad pretty good easy going comedy nothing really different or new tho

  • Sep 22, 2014

    This one is an 'Oldie But A Goodie'. When Robin Williams & Billy Crystal are involved in the same film, you know there will be comedic fireworks and this one does not disappoint. The sort of movie that if you haven't seen in years, you will still enjoy watching it again. Creative story-line full of laughs.

    This one is an 'Oldie But A Goodie'. When Robin Williams & Billy Crystal are involved in the same film, you know there will be comedic fireworks and this one does not disappoint. The sort of movie that if you haven't seen in years, you will still enjoy watching it again. Creative story-line full of laughs.

  • Aug 20, 2014

    FATHER'S DAY, starring Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, is fairly middling as comedies go. Still, the chemistry between Williams and Crystal is very good and both deliver a number of laughs with their own brands of comedy. Billy Crystal is the straight-laced, sarcastic type while Robin Williams is a high-strung, emotional wreck with a penchant for improvisation. The premise of the movie is that a woman (Nastassja Kinski) calls and tells each of them that they're the father of her 16-year-old son who just ran away. Then they go on the road in search of him and hijinks ensue. While the concept is rather far-fetched, if you throw plausibility out the window this movie can be enjoyable. Both of the leads get to revel in their schticks for what is essentially a paycheck gig, but it still looked like they had fun working with each other. The acting across the board is ok, but this type of movie doesn't really require too much anyway. The most important facet is the humor, and for the most part this movie does fine. A lot of the gags were lowbrow and borderline tasteless, but for what it's worth I laughed. That being said, there is one gag involving a porto-potty that was drawn out a little too long. On the negative side, there was a couple of things that disturbed me a little bit, considering Robin Williams recent death, namely, a couple of suicide jokes. When an actor plays a role, certain elements of their real life inevitably make it into the character, and there were some interesting comparisons one could make between Robin's character in this movie and his personality in real life. What really shocked me, however, was his introductory scene which shows him about to blow his brains out with a pistol. On the lighter side, there was a completely out-of-the-blue cameo in the last act that really threw me for a loop. Generally speaking, this is yet another one of Robin Williams' lesser comedies. It takes a ridiculous concept, stretches it a little too thin and piles on lowbrow gags, but it was still pretty funny in spite of itself.

    FATHER'S DAY, starring Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, is fairly middling as comedies go. Still, the chemistry between Williams and Crystal is very good and both deliver a number of laughs with their own brands of comedy. Billy Crystal is the straight-laced, sarcastic type while Robin Williams is a high-strung, emotional wreck with a penchant for improvisation. The premise of the movie is that a woman (Nastassja Kinski) calls and tells each of them that they're the father of her 16-year-old son who just ran away. Then they go on the road in search of him and hijinks ensue. While the concept is rather far-fetched, if you throw plausibility out the window this movie can be enjoyable. Both of the leads get to revel in their schticks for what is essentially a paycheck gig, but it still looked like they had fun working with each other. The acting across the board is ok, but this type of movie doesn't really require too much anyway. The most important facet is the humor, and for the most part this movie does fine. A lot of the gags were lowbrow and borderline tasteless, but for what it's worth I laughed. That being said, there is one gag involving a porto-potty that was drawn out a little too long. On the negative side, there was a couple of things that disturbed me a little bit, considering Robin Williams recent death, namely, a couple of suicide jokes. When an actor plays a role, certain elements of their real life inevitably make it into the character, and there were some interesting comparisons one could make between Robin's character in this movie and his personality in real life. What really shocked me, however, was his introductory scene which shows him about to blow his brains out with a pistol. On the lighter side, there was a completely out-of-the-blue cameo in the last act that really threw me for a loop. Generally speaking, this is yet another one of Robin Williams' lesser comedies. It takes a ridiculous concept, stretches it a little too thin and piles on lowbrow gags, but it was still pretty funny in spite of itself.