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Problem Child Reviews

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May 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2014
Sound funny? The filmmakers here think so. They've jacked this loud, lame shrieker of a movie up to the highest decibels, both aural and visual, and rammed it in our faces with almost numbing aplomb.
July 14, 2014
It's misguided. It's not funny. And in its lame efforts to be irreverent and hip, it turns out to be just plain mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 30, 2014
There is something offensive about using an unloved and rebellious child as the butt of bad jokes in this way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 30, 2014
The end is refreshingly less sentimental than it seems to be shaping up to be, but the film's ugly moments can't help but leave a bad taste.
May 21, 2013
Some kids are born bad. Others achieve badness. And some have badness thrust upon them. The same can be said of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 21, 2013
Smart beginning, witless ending.
May 21, 2013
Inside Dennis Dugan's uncertainly staged, awkwardly sentimental Problem Child is another movie fighting to get out-one that's much meaner and probably more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 21, 2013
Pipsqueak comedy that does not have the courage of its own convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 21, 2013
It's too bad the editors of Problem Child couldn't have saved time and money by just putting the whole film through a shredder.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 7, 2011
The rest of the kid's tricks are too unimaginative to be much fun -- though with jokes this lame you won't have to worry as much about your children getting any bad ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
November 23, 2010
Antics of a diabolical child are neither valuable nor funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 29, 2010
The film gets so lost in angry pranks, it forgets to provide a reason why Junior shouldn't be hung from the nearest tree...The worst movie of all time? Problem Child.
Full Review | Original Score: F
March 26, 2009
Universal took a step in the right direction by whittling Problem Child down to just 81 minutes but didn't go far enough. The studio should have excised another 75 minutes and released this unbelievable mess as a short.
February 9, 2006
Enough to make you gag.
July 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
October 30, 2004
Grating, irritating, truly a problem movie calling itself a comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2004
As directed by the actor Dennis Dugan, everyone seems to be yelling their lines and making huge hand gestures instead of acting.
July 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
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