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Overly formulaic and tonally inconsistent, Getting Even with Dad tries for a sentimental conclusion it doesn't earn and winds up a slapsticky cash grab aimed at fans of Home Alone. Read critic reviews

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Con man Ray Gleason (Ted Danson) is going after one last heist -- a stash of rare coins -- when his estranged son, Timmy (Macaulay Culkin), unexpectedly shows up. Ray is too busy with his robbery to spend much time with his son, so Timmy decides to blackmail Ray into acting like a father. He hides the coins and promises to give them back only after Ray takes him to amusement parks and baseball games. All the while, Detective Theresa Walsh (Glenne Headly) is closing in on Ray.

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  • Jun 06, 2011
    a very funny family movie that makes getting even with your dad fun and hillarious. A
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2009
    Pretty fair movie, but not one I'd call "good." I have on VHS a movie that my dad taped of me and my aunts, cousins, etc., and my step-grandmother said when this movie's trailer came on tv, "That's going to be good." It's ok, but not good.
    Jason O Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2008
    One of Macaulay Culkin's few movies after Home Alone where he tried hard to keep that "I'm a naughty cute kid" act that just didn't work for him anymore.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2007
    A pretty silly family fun movie but it's easy to like Culkin in this one.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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