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31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 17 out of 33
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    May 23, 2014
    58
    The chemistry may be good, the movie isn’t.
  2. Reviewed by: Philip Brown
    May 22, 2014
    50
    The movie offers nothing new or special, but at least it isn’t as painful as watching Sandler walk Al Pacino through a Dunkin’ Donuts rap.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    May 22, 2014
    50
    Each sweet moment is inevitably punctuated by some in-your-face joke that’s at least as stupid as the preceding moments were heartfelt. Blended has other problems, too, including some faulty editing and a typically predictable finale. But there are some genuinely sweet and funny moments, which are more than enough to exceed expectations.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    May 22, 2014
    50
    You have to work hard to make an African vacation seem unpleasant. And Adam Sandler nearly pulls it off in Blended.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    May 22, 2014
    50
    Funny thing, though: The sunnier that Barrymore gets in her scenes with Sandler, the more the iffy elements and leaden bits seem to just melt away.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 22, 2014
    50
    As usual for the comedies he produces, Sandler keeps pooping in the sandbox, and he expects the audience to give him a cookie for it. It’s a shame that he forces Barrymore to get soiled too.
  7. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    May 22, 2014
    50
    Blended director Frank Coraci, a Happy Madison vet, is too much of a company man to elevate this passion-phobic rom-com beyond something more than an above-average Sandler production.
  8. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    May 22, 2014
    50
    Thanks to Sandler, Barrymore, and South Africa’s natural beauty, Blended is far more palatable and bearable than it has any right to be; it’s fluff that rises to the level of innocuous disposability.
  9. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    May 22, 2014
    42
    Blended is simply more of the stale Sandler formula that audiences wisely haven't sought as much.
  10. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    May 21, 2014
    42
    The movie feels like a throwback; it brings to mind the blandly crappy movies Sandler made 10 years ago, rather than the brazenly crappy movies he makes today. In that sense, it’s a double disappointment, neither consistently funny nor endurance-testing.
  11. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    May 22, 2014
    40
    No surprises here, nor many laughs, though the romance has a simple, sentimental appeal.
  12. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    May 22, 2014
    40
    Blended suffers from a fundamental lack of trust in its audience, following every unexpectedly smart exchange with a numbskull pratfall or one-liner, and every instance of genuine sincerity with an avalanche of schmaltz.
  13. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 22, 2014
    40
    Embodying the same wholesomeness that has informed most of his screen work, gross-out comedies included, it feels like a tentative next step in Sandler’s evolving screen persona, one that has gone from good-hearted dolt to bumbling man-child to middle-aged father.
  14. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 21, 2014
    40
    Blended is an Adam Sandler movie that isn't as bad as you feared it would be.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 153 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. May 26, 2014
    0
    I loved earlier comedies by this duo but this looks like they were here just for the paycheck. Also, based on the screenplay, the writersI loved earlier comedies by this duo but this looks like they were here just for the paycheck. Also, based on the screenplay, the writers must have been working on a tight deadline for their high-school drama class. Full Review »
  2. May 25, 2014
    8
    If you are an fan of Adam Sandler's and Drew Barrymore's collaborations in the past than Blended won't disappoint.

    Blended is about two
    If you are an fan of Adam Sandler's and Drew Barrymore's collaborations in the past than Blended won't disappoint.

    Blended is about two single parents who had a not so impressive first blind date, and afterwords started to hate one another. After some forced plot issues that seam a little too farfetched to actually happen Sandler and Berrymore end up going on a vacation together with there children and are forced to spend there trip together. Once you get over the unbelievable setup and the movie starts focusing on the families interacting with one another this movie becomes a real joy to watch. Many reviewers criticize this movie for having some sappy 50's stile family values attached to the plot, any I would haft to agree, but I do in a positive way. If anything i found if they were to town down the adult humor of the film they could of got a more families to see this film, though I do find that with a lot of Sandler's films. There are scenes that are overly silly and over the top at times, but this film is meant to be a comedy.

    This film was made to be a fun filled and emotional story where people and sit back and have fun. I think a lot of people with todays critical eye cant see that anymore. I say just sit back and enjoy the film for what it is. I think you'll especially get a kick out of it if your the one who misses that days of family sitcoms.
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  3. Jun 28, 2014
    9
    I laughed out loud quite a few times during this film. That is starting to become a rare occasion with some of the crap put out these days.I laughed out loud quite a few times during this film. That is starting to become a rare occasion with some of the crap put out these days. Overall a good movie Full Review »