Mr. Deeds Reviews

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June 24, 2006
The star and his numbskull cronies piss on Capra's grave with acrid insincerity.
November 19, 2002
A remake so bad it will make your gums bleed. Orphanage fires are funnier.
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 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.
July 2, 2002
Let's cut to the consumer-advice bottom line: Stay home.
July 1, 2002
It's not just that the movie itself is wicked awful, it's that Mr. Deeds brings out the worst in Adam Sandler.
July 1, 2002
There's nothing funny about this.
June 28, 2002
The projectors in the theater practically shut down with boredom.
June 28, 2002
All in all, this baby makes you ever more eternally grateful for AMC and TCM on the cable. That's where the real movies have gone to hide.
June 28, 2002
You don't have to be a tree-hugging pacificist to be sickened by the constant sight of Sandler putting his fists and boots to someone, or of others imitating his psychotic behaviour.
June 28, 2002
It's nothing more than a money maker for the filmmakers and a pointless star vehicle for Sandler.
June 28, 2002
A stink bomb of a movie.
June 28, 2002
The otherwise good-naturedness of Mr. Deeds, with its embrace of sheer goofiness and cameos of less- than-likely New York celebrities ... certainly raises the film above anything Sandler's been attached to before.
June 28, 2002
Mr. Deeds isn't bad for an Adam Sandler film, which is as backhanded as a compliment can get.
June 28, 2002
Anyone who has responded to the sweet side of Adam Sandler's growing comic screen persona is sure to be delighted by Mr. Deeds.
June 28, 2002
Sandler is ready to be himself again, which means veering between his usual devilish savant and a newer post-adolescent gentleman.
June 28, 2002
Never decides whether it wants to be a surreal farce, a satire, a romance, an homage or all of the above.
June 28, 2002
It virtually defines a comedy that's strongly mediocre, with funny bits surfacing every once in a while.
June 28, 2002
A surprisingly funny movie.
June 28, 2002
Frank Capra played this story straight. But the 2002 film doesn't really believe in it, and breaks the mood with absurdly inappropriate 'comedy' scenes.
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