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  • Summary: An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Nov 14, 2013
    The circumstances may be contrived, but the characters feel refreshingly genuine.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Nov 21, 2013
    Starbuck was a funny and warm-hearted trifle. So is Delivery Man.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Nov 22, 2013
    As a modest bit of feel-good entertainment, Vaughn and Delivery Man mostly deliver the goods.
  4. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Nov 21, 2013
    Delivery Man means well, but it’s innocuous to the point of non-existence. In trying to please everyone, the film runs the risk of pleasing no one.
  5. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Nov 20, 2013
    Delivery Man may be a change of pace for Vaughn, but it’s the exact opposite for its creator, the Québécois filmmaker Ken Scott. Belonging to the Funny Games school of carbon-copy remakes, the film is an identical Hollywood retread of Scott’s 2011 festival favorite Starbuck. Every scene, every joke, nearly every shot of the movie is straight out of the original.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Nov 22, 2013
    Calling Delivery Man a "comedy" is a bit of a stretch, because it's rarely funny. Dumb, yes, but not in a way that's worthy of more than a half-hearted chuckle.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Nov 19, 2013
    The breadth of Vince Vaughn's gregarious persona has never been given free reign by any director and this certainly isn't the game-changer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Jan 11, 2014
    Very entertaining, great story about simple man.

    Story about delivery man who realized there are more important things in life then money.
    Film with only few funny moments comady/drama?

    worth seeing. something different for once.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    I don't know why this movie has such bad reviews. It was very cute. Nice story, and nice values. I'm definitely not someone to clutch my pearls at raunchy movies, but it's refreshing to see a movie like this that's funny and good without being gross and has a sweet message. Expand
  3. May 25, 2014
    I thought it was really honest and heart felt performance by Vince Vaughn, It's hard not to like him in the movie.

    maybe the script is
    light and the plot ultimately ridiculous, but it's Vaughan at his most charming & silly. If you love Vaughan then don't pass this by, it's a return to form after the bomb that was "The Internship".

    I suspect critics are tired of waiting for Vaughn to live up to his potential and absolutely blow us away, I'm tired as well but not so cynical to under score something ultimately heart felt.
  4. Nov 25, 2013
    Delivery Man was a surprisingly charming little movie, and it featured Vince Vaughn at his best in several years, he really should do more heartfelt, dramatic performances like this. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2013
    Vince Vaughn plays his typical character, short on accomplishments but big on charm. Twenty years earlier, he was an enthusiastic donor at a fertility clinic and now he finds out he's the father of 533 children. From all signs this looks like a riotous comedy, but there aren't many laughs. You can expect a heartwarming conclusion, but it's pretty chilly instead. Without the heavy handed music to tell us when it's funny and when it's sweet, you might have miss it. Vaughn carries the film and it moves at a steady pace. It just never becomes special. The weird thing: none of these offspring look vaguely like him. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2013
    Delivery Man is the better Vince Vaughn movie from this year. This is way better than the internship. Although it's a comedy, Delivery Man can be very inspiring. I was really impressed with the acting from Chris Pratt. While this movie won't be nominated for any oscars. It well definetly give you a good laugh. It's not a movie that you need to see in theatres. I suggest waiting for the DVD. Overall, slightly better than the average Vince Vaughn movie. Expand
  7. May 4, 2014
    There is a time in the movie where someone says this is weird and that couldn't describe this movie any better. Delivery Man doesn't have anything funny and a story that is utter trash. I couldn't wait for this so called comedy to end. Collapse

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