Getting Even With Dad (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Getting Even With Dad (1994)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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Movie Info

Comic tale of a young boy who blackmails his ex-con father into spending a vacation with him.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast

Glenne Headly
as Theresa
Hector Elizondo
as Lt. Romayko
Sydney Walker
as Mr. Wankmueller
Dann Florek
as Wayne
Syd Walker
as Mr. Wankmueller
Ron Canada
as Zinn
Ralph Peduto
as Chapman
Bert Kinyon
as Guard
Danny James Hunter
as Armored Car Driver
Suzanne Lime
as Secretary at Elevator
Mary Dilts
as TV Reporter
Wil Albert
as Docent
David Kagen
as Little League Coach
Richard Bright
as Father at Golfcourse
Barbara Scott
as Dog-Walking Mother
Seth Smith
as Boy in Bathroom
Jerry Carlton
as Foreman
A.C. Griffing
as Italian Waiter
Richard Koldewyn
as Italian Waiter
Barrett Lindsay Steiner
as Italian Waiter
Charles Dean
as Policeman at Church
Nick Scoggins
as Scary Prisoner
Heather Bostian
as Chatty Woman
Pamela Khoury
as Woman on Subway
Sam Horrigan
as Boy on Subway
Cheryl Lee Morrison
as Leggy Blonde
Jarion Monroe
as Ticket Seller
Joe Lerer
as Bus Driver
Karen Kahn
as TV Anchorwoman
Susan Hopper
as Waitress at Lunch Counter
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Critic Reviews for Getting Even With Dad

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13)

The film should have been a roller coaster ride; instead, watching it is like trudging through a swamp.

Full Review… | July 25, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

The new summer movies don't get much more formulaic than this bald attempt to capture the audience that can't wait to see the next three or four installments of Home Alone.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This seems to be the work not of screenwriters but of Hollywood marketing executives who believe movies are popular because they tell audiences what they want to hear.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

It's all a bit smug and suspect.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Tone: Home Alone-style slapstick with occasional (almost random) heart-tugging.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Neither Macaulay Culkin nor Ted Danson has improved his luck in selecting projects with this schizophrenic comedy.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Getting Even With Dad

a very funny family movie that makes getting even with your dad fun and hillarious. A

Juan Charqueno
Juan Charqueno

Super Reviewer

½

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 Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

½

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 Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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