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Getting Even With Dad Reviews

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August 17, 2008
A charming, amusing comedy for the whole family
| Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2014
The film should have been a roller coaster ride; instead, watching it is like trudging through a swamp.
May 28, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2013
The feeble attempts at verbal and physical slapstick are so lacking in humour that they're embarrassing for both the players and audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 28, 2013
Howard Deutch is a proficient enough second division director, but here he allows sentimentality to run riot, and the awkwardly ageing Culkin (approaching adolescence) no longer possesses the mischievous charm of old.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 28, 2013
The film's greatest liability is Culkin, grown awkwardly out of his Home Alone cuteness into a Stepford Child star.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 28, 2013
When toddlers are tipping the punchlines, it's time for rewrite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2013
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 | Original Score: 0.5/4
May 28, 2013
It's all a bit smug and suspect.
May 28, 2013
Culkin is Culkin, cute and malleable, absolutely empty, absolutely precious, absolutely irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2013
It can't decide whether to be a mushy valentine to the dad-son relationship, masculine style, or a not-very-clever comedy.
May 28, 2013
Tone: Home Alone-style slapstick with occasional (almost random) heart-tugging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2010
Neither Macaulay Culkin nor Ted Danson has improved his luck in selecting projects with this schizophrenic comedy.
June 24, 2006
The script is formula and so is the direction, which leaves the acting.
September 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
Perhaps blackmail isn't an easy subject to warm up to, or robbery the best ground to rebuild a relationship on, but with a little care, some added ingredients and a bit more spice, Getting Even With Dad could have been a satisfying [film].
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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