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Problem Child Reviews

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February 9, 2006
Enough to make you gag.
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
May 21, 2013
Pipsqueak comedy that does not have the courage of its own convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 21, 2013
Smart beginning, witless ending.
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.
November 25, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
November 23, 2010
Antics of a diabolical child are neither valuable nor funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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
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.
October 30, 2004
Grating, irritating, truly a problem movie calling itself a comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
July 25, 2002
Child abuse
| Original Score: 1/5
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
March 29, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Dugan has a brisk, imaginative comic style; he sets up his gags well, so that there's still some surprise in the punch lines when they come.
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