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  • Summary: Bedtime Stories is an adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. A fun bit of escapism that's even tender in spots.
  2. 63
    This is a harmless and pleasant Disney comedy and one of only three family movies playing over the holidays.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    50
    Best of all is Keri Russell, who plays Adam Sandler's love interest and who brightens the tart rhubarb pie of her performance in "Waitress" with just a pinch of Disney sweetness.
  4. Clean enough to fly the Walt Disney Pictures flag, yet it's full of bimbos and cleavage and shots of Adam Sandler getting kicked in the shins by a dwarf.
  5. Reviewed by: Kat Brown
    40
    More ho-hum than ho ho ho.
  6. 25
    Sandler's bizarrely clunky kiddie flick, is a sort of upside-down "Princess Bride."
  7. As a PG-rated film opening on Christmas Day under the Disney banner, Bedtime Stories would seem to promise fairly wholesome family entertainment. What it delivers is the glitzy allure of a hotel setting, smarmy double entendres, Ferrari lust, Beverly Hills bling and pneumatic babes -- one of the characters is a surrogate Paris Hilton.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. May 7, 2011
    9
    Bedtime Stories is a classic! Absolutely hilarious and a fantastic family film. I find the overall rating ridiculous, it should be a lot higher. It's very imaginative and very clever, great for children. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2011
    9
    A really great movie, one I recommend for fans of comedies, it's absolutely hilarious movie, it is surprisingly enjoyable for adults too, if you like Adam Sandler and want to see him in a not so dirty movie, than this is for you. Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    8
    An enjoyable Adam Sandler movie, much, much better than his previous 2008 movie, Zohan. Yes it may be geared towards kids, but I'm an adult, and I still laughed! Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2011
    8
    i saw this movie back when it came out. and i enjoyed it. this movies is mostly a kids movie but its still pretty good. and actually better than most of adam sandlers newest movies.... Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2014
    8
    this movie not that funny . but the whole point of the movie that drawed my attention to it . Grade A- ................................................. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2010
    6
    A surprisingly fun and imaginative family film. The overused "divorced mom" sideplot was a unnecessary and the ending was somewhat bland, but Adam Sandler was really fun to watch throughout (wow, did I really just say that?), and the blending of fantasy and reality was shockingly restrained, and all the better for that. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    2
    Bedtime Stories will put you to sleep.
    Adam Sandler once again kills viewers souls with this mindless headache worthy monstrosity. There are
    little to no laughs and a terrible script. Expand

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