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Joe Somebody Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Talented actors are wasted on bad script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 16, 2003
O arco dramático vivenciado pelo personagem de Tim Allen consegue, por vezes, comover e despertar uma identificação com o espectador. Pena que o filme, em sua insistência em se afirmar como comédia, tente criar piadas tão vazias e mal-sucedidas.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Much of the running time is devoted to dramatic subplots and other such misguided attempts at pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Brody
April 25, 2003
There is a definite threat behind this man's eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Bearing clear marks of a film made strictly to pay the bills, its performances are phoned in and its direction is eminently average.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A cliched-filled family film with lines and situations so predictable, audiences will be left groaning rather than laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 8, 2002
An entertaining diversion and if you want a light film to just sit back and relax to, then this might just be your movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Falk
November 11, 2002
The sort of feeble redemption story Hollywood often palms off on the film-going public.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Not something to write home about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It has a lot of heart and offers enough amusing situations and lines to keep most viewers happy, at least the female ones.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Pure sitcom material that could easily be polished off in 30 minutes, with laugh track.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 20, 2002
If you're sitting through this flick searching for the two or three mild chuckles, you're in for an experience akin to that old "needle in a haystack" scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 17, 2002
...viewed as something like an expanded television sitcom, the film works pretty well, but do you really want to spend any more than thirty minutes time with it?
| Original Score: 5/10
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
Neither abysmally bad nor truly good, this is filmmaking McDonald's-style: You know early on what you've let yourself in for and, while it's not too tasty, it's reasonably easy to digest.
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Has the look and feel of an extended sitcom episode.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
January 8, 2002
A cloyingly mechanical wannabe comedy in the worm-turns mode.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
January 6, 2002
While never truly funny or insightful, the movie works intermittently by digging a little deeper than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Nayman
January 6, 2002
A movie unsure of what it wants to be: a drama about a man wrestling his personal demons or a light-entertainment vehicle for its star, Tim Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 3, 2002
I'd rather see a whole movie about an aging B-movie actor and forget about all the stuff with Tim Allen.
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