Like Father Reviews

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September 3, 2019
Neither karaoke with Come Sail Away... nor the appearance of Seth Rogen, keep [Like Father] from sinking. [Full review in Spanish]
December 22, 2018
A huge misstep for co-writer and director Lauren Miller Rogen, who probably made this lazy vanity project so the cast and crew could get a free Caribbean vacation.
November 1, 2018
Wanders aimlessly for much of the 95-minute running time.
August 29, 2018
Bell and Grammer's characters are so fuzzily rendered that they create no sparks when they butt heads in close quarters.
August 10, 2018
I've never seen Kristen Bell more unlikable and Kelsey Grammer more likable ever until this movie.
August 10, 2018
There is an element with early onset Alzheimer's, that in the film feels very wedged in like as the emotional underpinning that they are going for which explains certain people's actions.
August 10, 2018
This is a fantasy for kids who've been abandoned and for some regretful parents this is a fantasy film, because it doesn't play out like that, there's a lot of trauma that you can never get past.
August 7, 2018
Goodhearted but predictable father-daughter comedy; language
August 7, 2018
Clearly, given its algorithmic knowledge, Netflix knows things we don't... It doesn't quite explain why a film so willing to check all the comedy-cliché boxes would commit to humor least of all, particularly given how well standard fare can do.
August 6, 2018
These flaws might be more banal, if not more forgivable, had the film not seemingly had its own ulterior motive for entering your living room. Unfortunately, branding plays a far more significant role than any of the human supporting characters.
August 6, 2018
I'm not sure who first had the idea to fit a father/daughter drama into a rom-com casing but the result is very weird and very unfulfilling.
August 3, 2018
Kelsey Grammer tries to save Kristen Bell from herself (and himself) in a dramedy about fairly terrible people you probably won't like.
August 3, 2018
By the time the main characters deliver an exuberant full-length karaoke rendition of Styx's "Come Sail Away," a norovirus seems a desirable alternative.
August 3, 2018
It's hard to imagine anyone but Netflix greenlighting such a lackluster screenplay (I imagine 60 pages with the words "Insert hilarious montage here" repeated five or six times throughout)...
August 3, 2018
Too often, however, the film lurches into jaded formula (an climactic karaoke competition) and weary stereotypes (the baby-craving gay dads).
August 3, 2018
Laugh-free Royal Caribbean ad masquerading as a sentimental daughter-daddy bonding comedy
August 3, 2018
Like Father is not a good movie, but it at least has the courtesy to be fascinating in how it doesn't work at all.
August 3, 2018
There are traces here of a more ambitious, less predictable film.
August 3, 2018
For the most part, it's barely a comedy at all, first by choice and then for other, more disappointing reasons.
August 3, 2018
"Like Father" is as vanilla as entertainment gets. I hope Rogen enjoyed the sun, because her movie is a drag.
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