Big Daddy

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    Sandler's best movie, a surprisingly touching and consistent comedy that finds him reaching out to new audiences without abandoning the transgressive meanness that has enlivened his best work.
  2. 80
    It's a hilarious, dumb comedy that's smart enough to be something more. And all it does is make Sandler the most soulful -- and the funniest -- comic in the business.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    While the loyal male-teen aud core will not be disappointed with the spate of gags just for them, story contains solid date-movie material.
  4. Much of Big Daddy looks like it was made up on the spot, but Sandler, with his bad-dog eagerness to get caught in the act of misbehaving, pulls you through it.
  5. 63
    Go to this movie for the cheap laughs and bodily fluid jokes -- those are its strengths.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Oct 7, 2013
    10
    Clearly Julian McGrath was right;

    "Most critics are cynical **** Good job at proving his point correctly, critics. To the point now:
    Clearly Julian McGrath was right;

    "Most critics are cynical ****

    Good job at proving his point correctly, critics.
    To the point now: Big Daddy is a charming, comedic movie. This has to be one of Adam Sandler's more proper movies as opposed to the terrible Grown Ups series and the mind-numbing Bedtime Stories. For a start, Big Daddy is funny. It also has an actual story unlike the Sandler is dishing out nowadays...

    This is definitely a movie I would come back and watch again and again.
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  2. Aug 5, 2013
    9
    This was pretty much Adam Sandler at his best. Funny and sweet. Even though it is pretty raunchy at times, it seemed like a good family movie.This was pretty much Adam Sandler at his best. Funny and sweet. Even though it is pretty raunchy at times, it seemed like a good family movie. Sit back and relax, and you will laugh throughout. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2014
    8
    Adam Sandler in dad movies . he's always a bad dad its funny though . i enjoyed this movie and it just was funny . Grade AAdam Sandler in dad movies . he's always a bad dad its funny though . i enjoyed this movie and it just was funny . Grade A ................................................................. Full Review »