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Mr. Deeds Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Pretty awful, but teen Sandler fans may like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 28, 2008
The end result isn't dreadful, but it is patchy.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The star and his numbskull cronies piss on Capra's grave with acrid insincerity.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Sandler barely expends any energy trotting out the "average dude who shakes up stodgy high society" schtick, and director Steven Brill and scripter Tim Herlihy follow lazy suit.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Anyone with an IQ over 85 should stay away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Susan Michals
FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004
Peter Gallagher must've been hard up for cash.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 12, 2004
Click to read review
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 7, 2004
Just another Sandler movie, nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
This is a remake which will vaguely satisfy the Sandler faithful and have Capra fans gritting their teeth.
| Original Score: 2/4

Empire Magazine
March 30, 2003
How could Adam Sandler, of all people, remake Capra? Well, shoddily, as it happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Perpetuates [Sandler's] penchant for idiotic, schoolboy humor, misunderstood-nice-guy characters, and plots which insult the intelligence of anyone over 12.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 4, 2003
The only saving grace about Mr. Deeds is its functioning as a wise and timely cliche': money can't buy everything--especially for a clunky comedy with no spirit or no spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
The film delivers as promised on most levels; however, it does help to be an Adam Sandler fan to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 19, 2002
A remake so bad it will make your gums bleed. Orphanage fires are funnier.
Jane Crowther
ViewLondon
November 3, 2002
When you've already made something as execrable and universally loathed as Little Nicky, why stop there?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 24, 2002
A very stupid film that's almost watchable but doesn't really have any reason to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
October 21, 2002
No amount of spastic-colon jokes, cartoon violence or good-buddy cameos (Al Sharpton, John McEnroe) can distract from the fact that Gary Cooper [Sandler] ain't.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
The plot is moth-eaten, the jokes lame, the action sequences idiotic to disgusting, and the whole adds up (or subtracts down) to a complete waste of time.
Neil Smith
BBC.com
October 8, 2002
There's a price to pay for the guilty pleasure Steven Brill's film affords -- a relentless process of dumbing down that tells the audience it's cool to be a doofus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
October 2, 2002
Sandler's poorest film to date.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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