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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 afterBedtime 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
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  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. 50
    This is a rare time when young ones will get more out of a Sandler movie than their parents, who may have grown up with him when he was on "Saturday Night Live."
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    The fantasy segments, played up in trailers, get bogged down amid the ho-hum tale of a loser making good.
  5. Sandler's shambling Yogi Bear-ness will be the big appeal to holiday-vacation audiences.
  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. RonnyG
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    3.8 and 33? This is ridiculous. This movie was very funny. Although definitely at times a kid movie, it was still hilarious for adults. Adam 3.8 and 33? This is ridiculous. This movie was very funny. Although definitely at times a kid movie, it was still hilarious for adults. Adam Sandler does his normal comedy routine, with a mix of several different stories. I watched this with one of my best friends, we're both in our mid twenties, and we both found it to be very funny. The comedy? Very funny and for adults. The plot, romance, and serious moments? Definitely for children (corny) This deserves at least a 6, and for a children's movie at least an 8. Im giving it a 10 to offset what I believe is a very unfair low score. Id watch this a second time, no problem. Expand
  2. ChadW.
    Jan 5, 2009
    9
    An enjoyable escape for a family film.
  3. 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 lotBedtime 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
  4. SB
    Jan 13, 2009
    8
    That the critics panned this movie doesn't surprise me. I have mental block whenever I try to imagine a movie critic laughing. For those That the critics panned this movie doesn't surprise me. I have mental block whenever I try to imagine a movie critic laughing. For those who like to laugh, this is good medicine. My family (who don't take themselves too seriously) laughed out loud with the rest of the cinema. Thanks go to Adam and Co for making us laugh again. Expand
  5. ZachD.
    Jan 5, 2009
    7
    Hilarious throughout, even for a family film.
  6. JayH
    Apr 2, 2009
    5
    Imaginative, as well as disappointing. They could have done a lot more with the story. Adam Sandler displays his usual inane not very funny Imaginative, as well as disappointing. They could have done a lot more with the story. Adam Sandler displays his usual inane not very funny style of humor. Some good effects, expectantly fine production from Disney. Overall, it's fair. Expand
  7. QUICKcam
    Jan 10, 2009
    0
    First, i would like to say that zt just committed plagerism by copy/paste the "wall st. journal" review. Second, this movie is the lowest First, i would like to say that zt just committed plagerism by copy/paste the "wall st. journal" review. Second, this movie is the lowest most unfunny form of funny that you can imagine. It aloso SHOULD NOT be titled as a disney movie. Expand

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