Mr. Deeds Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Sandler's only saving grace with Mr. Deeds may be that the majority of his fans are too young to know of, or just don't care about, Frank Capra or movie masterpieces...
December 26, 2010
Pretty awful, but teen Sandler fans may like it.
May 28, 2008
The end result isn't dreadful, but it is patchy.
June 24, 2006
The star and his numbskull cronies piss on Capra's grave with acrid insincerity.
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.
September 30, 2005
Anyone with an IQ over 85 should stay away.
February 1, 2004
Peter Gallagher must've been hard up for cash.
January 12, 2004
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May 20, 2003
This is a remake which will vaguely satisfy the Sandler faithful and have Capra fans gritting their teeth.
March 30, 2003
How could Adam Sandler, of all people, remake Capra? Well, shoddily, as it happens.
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.
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.
November 19, 2002
A remake so bad it will make your gums bleed. Orphanage fires are funnier.
November 3, 2002
When you've already made something as execrable and universally loathed as Little Nicky, why stop there?
October 24, 2002
A very stupid film that's almost watchable but doesn't really have any reason to exist.
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.
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.
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.
October 2, 2002
Sandler's poorest film to date.
September 27, 2002
Capra's Deeds wasn't all that good to begin with, and modernized casting here doesn't improve on it.
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