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Grown Ups Reviews

January 31, 2011
Grown Ups is the perfect poster child for this maddening summer of movie mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2010
The male fantasy of cheerleader spouse, well-adjusted kids and expanding waistline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2010
Lazy is the word.
June 25, 2010
It's not so hilarious that you need to rush to see it but not so bad that you will suffer unduly if you take a chance on its more-or-less family friendly charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 25, 2010
Grown Ups delivers precious few laughs for the sheer volume of comedy talent on offer.
June 25, 2010
Chris Rock, call your agent.
June 25, 2010
Now, after that brief time out for a breath of honesty, Adam is back to lining his pockets again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 25, 2010
It's total garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 25, 2010
It's a crude and decent-hearted outing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 25, 2010
Feels like the work of people who sat around a table for an hour or so tossing around hackneyed comic notions, then decided to slap them onto the screen and hope for the best.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
June 25, 2010
Ever been around a group of friends who crack each other up while you stand to the side and scratch your head?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2010
From each obvious setup to its hoary payoff, Grown Ups hews faithfully to its formula...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 25, 2010
When Grown Ups star and co-writer Adam Sandler repeatedly slapped Rob Schneider in the face with a dehydrated banana, I was jealous of Schneider, who suffered less than I did getting slapped upside the head by this rotting fruit of a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 25, 2010
During "Grown Ups," I felt a deep sadness every time the audience laughed and the sounds of their chuckles turned into the ringing of the cash register, and all I thought was a grim, simple truth: This, America, is why we can't have nice things.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
June 25, 2010
Harmless, but dull.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 25, 2010
The script, credited to -- or, better, blamed on -- Sandler and collaborator Fred Wolf, never builds. In fact, it mostly consists of the comics cracking each other up. And it's not a party we're ever invited to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 24, 2010
The new Adam Sandler comedy has all the charm of a home movie that does not star your own family, which means it's overly sentimental, filled with you-had-to-be-there moments, bad jokes and even worse camera angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 24, 2010
You find yourself chuckling at a lonely gag that halfway works -- not that I can remember any right now -- and end up shivering with cold sweat, convinced that watching Grown Ups has permanently damaged your sanity and intelligence.
June 24, 2010
It's a tiny bit better than Couples Retreat, so that's good.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2010
Come on Sandler, you've got all the money in the world. Challenge yourself instead of headlining crap like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 24, 2010
What might just be the summer's worst movie, no small feat in a season already reeking of foul cinematic emissions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 24, 2010
It looks like everyone had a good time making Grown Ups. Too bad you can't say the same thing about watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 24, 2010
This bone-lazy film is a comedy only if you believe Kevin James falling off a rope swing is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
June 24, 2010
The actors seem genuinely fond of one another, and the message -- don't pass up life's simple pleasures -- suits its PG-13 rating. And the '80s soundtrack is spot-on. But it isn't enough to salvage this film.
June 24, 2010
The film drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes -- physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2010
Viewers who enjoy any single gag in the new Adam Sandler vehicle Grown Ups are in for a treat, as they'll be able to experience it again five or 10 more times.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
June 24, 2010
Grown Ups betrays everything sweet, sincere and low-key that actuality makes it special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 24, 2010
While it's nice to see they all got along so swell, it would have been nicer if we could have shared in all the frivolity.
June 24, 2010
Shockingly inept even by the standards we've come to expect from a Happy Madison production.
June 24, 2010
Beneath all the forced hilarity lies an awful fear of aging - and Sandler is only 43! This is gonna be rough.
June 24, 2010
Grown Ups is a pleasant, genial, good-hearted, sometimes icky comedy that's like spending a weekend with well-meaning people you don't want to see again any time real soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2010
Lo and behold, Grown Ups turns out to be the funniest thing in which Sandler has appeared in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2010
If you've ever wondered what The Big Chill would be like with old Saturday Night Live castmates -- well, why would you ever have done that?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2010
It's like The Big Chill made by morons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 23, 2010
Diverting enough to get by, Grown Ups is Adam Sandler growing up -- but not too much.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 23, 2010
These guys set out to make a movie where they could crack each other up. At this late date, they can't even manage that.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 22, 2010
It's one of those Sandler movies where the inevitable Steve Buscemi cameo passes for the highlight.