First Daughter - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

First Daughter Reviews

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Clint Morris
October 11, 2004
rather engaging...Holmes is a delight
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 24, 2004
A respectable accomplishment.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Chauncey
September 24, 2004
O'Connell doesn't seem quite sure whether First Daughter is a social satire or a sugary fairytale. Nor does he seem to have a specific audience in mind.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 24, 2004
remains reasonably pleasant, since Holmes turns Sam into something more than the run-of-the-mill poor little rich girl.
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
September 24, 2004
This storybook tale shares a similar plot to last winter's Chasing Liberty, but it's more believable and the father-daughter scenes are sometimes touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
September 24, 2004
Its sophistication and Holmes' performance make it a winning little romantic comedy for audiences of all ages.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 23, 2004
A better movie than [Chasing Liberty] but one more likely to appeal to parents than kids.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Very predictable, but tween girls may like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2007
Yet another teen-princess fantasy.
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
Perhaps the only redeeming factor is that both the President and the First Lady are devoted to their daughter. Otherwise, this film should be impeached.
| Original Score: .5/4
Betsy Bozdech
August 31, 2006
Sweet but unremarkable, First Daughter is never quite as cute as its star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The President's little girl gets a pity party for the second time this election year.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[A] gimmick-driven disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Lucy Aitken
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Holmes' wholesome charm keeps the movie afloat, but only just.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 7, 2005
If you must see one of the two Presidential daughter movies - this is the one to see. But like Chasing Liberty, it never delivers on the potential of the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 15, 2005
This stunning lack of inspiration is reflected in a script that continually hints at how teenagers have become disenchanted with politics without ever following it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
February 12, 2005
Keaton and Holmes should seriously consider firing their agents, as they both deserve better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 24, 2005
...basically entertaining - particularly if approached on the same level one approaches a sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 20, 2005
The movie's most interesting character is Agent Dylan (Dwayne Adway) because he almost never says anything. Would that all the actors had been so eloquent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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October 18, 2008

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
August 16, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

Boston Phoenix
October 6, 2004
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
October 6, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2004
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 23, 2004
A bland, formulaic picture where romance and comedy are noticeably absent.
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