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First Daughter Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 24, 2004
First Daughter is all heart and has the best intentions in the world, but what a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
The movie feels more like product than story and will appeal primarily to tween girls, who will enjoy the princess-y romance and won't mind that they deserve much better.
| Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Very predictable, but tween girls may like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 26, 2004
If you've seen Chasing Liberty there's no reason to see this one. Come to think of it, even if you haven't seen Chasing Liberty there's no reason to see this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 27, 2004
...just has a really cheesy look.
Todd Gilchrist
September 24, 2004
Forest Whitaker has made an unfortunate transition from gifted actor to colorblind but maudlin and mediocre filmmaker. This is textbook filmmaking by committee.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 24, 2004
A depressing reminder how little Hollywood thinks of real teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Betsy Bozdech
August 31, 2006
Sweet but unremarkable, First Daughter is never quite as cute as its star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
October 6, 2004
It's not a brilliant film, and much of it is predictable -- yet it has a few laughs, and its target audience will enjoy it. Adults won't find it altogether unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 23, 2004
Despite overblown music, fairy-tale trappings and sugarplum narration, First Daughter plays more like a nightmare than a dream, and an exceedingly unnerving one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
September 23, 2004
After sitting through two of these stories now, I can say with authority that being the President's daughter must be the most boring job in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[A] gimmick-driven disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 4, 2004
...pointless piffle...the dreamy diatribe of First Daughter is nothing but puffy political pap that needs to be left alone in an unattended ballot box
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Lucy Aitken
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Holmes' wholesome charm keeps the movie afloat, but only just.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Willie Waffle
September 22, 2004
It's about as magical as a frog that doesn't turn into a prince when you kiss it, but still gives you warts.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Rob Blackwelder
September 24, 2004
Could well be the most hackneyed and insipid movie of 2004...Cutesy-poo to a sickening degree, yet peppered with pseudo-political sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 13, 2005
Merely another sugary confection rolling off that increasingly bland Hollywood conveyer belt
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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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