Like Father Reviews

December 12, 2018
First-time filmmaker Miller generally does an effective job of drawing the viewer into the less-than-innovative storyline...
August 20, 2018
Like Father is not a radical or subversive family comedy, but the cast has good chemistry, the story moves along nicely, and the big, tear-jerking moments make an impact. By the end, it surpasses its modest ambitions.
August 20, 2018
A smooth and steady viewing experience that comfortably relies on its cast and confident storytelling to make for an enjoyable cinematic getaway.
August 16, 2018
A dramady about the difficulties of shucking resentment.
August 13, 2018
These are two phenomenal performers giving their all to a sharp family drama disguised as an outrageous cookie-cutter comedy. I had no idea how much Like Father was something I needed.
August 10, 2018
Yes, this is familiar and predictable stuff for the most part, but it is well carried off for such undemanding fare (helped in no small part by Seth Rogen in a key supporting role).
August 9, 2018
It's not the kind of trip you'll return to multiple times, but still one that you'll look back on fondly.
August 9, 2018
Once the setup is out of the way, Like Father settles into a nice rhythm.
August 4, 2018
It's fun watching this estranged daughter and father begin to know each other again through crazy cruise activities, especially karaoke.
August 3, 2018
These are two phenomenal performers giving their all to a sharp family drama disguised as an outrageous cookie-cutter comedy. I had no idea how much Like Father was something I needed.
August 3, 2018
It's a predictable comedy of reconciliation. But it boasts substantial pleasures, largely on account of the performers.
August 3, 2018
About as refreshing as a spin down one of those wave-skimming behemoths' topside waterslides: It's pretty silly, but it also feels kind of great, and hey, it's really hot out.
August 3, 2018
Bell and Grammer are wonderful playing off one another. Funny when the moment calls for funny, authentic and believable when the moment calls for substantive drama.
August 3, 2018
"Like Father" does what a lot of its comedic ancestors did, which is find humor on the perimeter of woeful circumstance.
August 2, 2018
It delivers a mature look at the scars we bear as adults. It's a sensitive, sweet tale of redemption and forgiveness.
August 2, 2018
The movie's arc is too conventional by half, but the appeal of the two main actors keeps it (sorry) afloat, maybe more than it should...
August 2, 2018
Like Father ends up challenging the value of resentment in a way that few movies can, or will, or want to.
August 2, 2018
Lauren Miller Rogen's charming feature comedy, Like Father, is elevated by the chemistry between Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer.
August 2, 2018
It's by no means incompetent. It's just almost pathologically basic.