Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 20 out of 27
  1. To be fair, Sandler deserves some credit for bringing us the first mainstream movie about Chanukah. Too bad it's completely idioticah.
  2. It's hard to figure who this picture is supposed to be for. Although a cartoon, it's way too mean-spirited and crass for young kids (parents, be forewarned!). And the idea that any substantial number of adults would find this sort of thing entertaining ... let's pray civilization hasn't come to that.
  3. Reviewed by: Christine Dolan
    38
    Do not, under any circumstances, consider taking a child younger than middle school age to this wallow in crude humor.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    Myopic Whitey, continually passed over for a lifetime achievement athletic award, bears a passing resemblance to Columbia's all-time No. 1 animated star, the nearsighted Mr. Magoo. It's nice to think that if he ever went to this movie, he wouldn't be able to see it.
  5. Both syrupy and scatological, this is a typical family-dividing Sandler comedy: Parents will hate it but the kids will delight in its rudeness.
  6. 38
    The animated, Hanukkah-themed musical is, in fact, 75 minutes worth of belching, barfing and poo-jokes braided into a Grinch-meets-Scrooge-meets-"It's a Wonderful Life" storyline that's as stale as last year's potato latkes.
  7. 38
    This is as dreadful a holiday offering as you're likely to find this year. A lump of coal would be more welcome.
  8. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    30
    In the end it's only "The Chanukah Song, Part 3," playing over the closing credits, that manages to capture the joy of the season.
  9. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    This is a dark, vulgar, brooding turnoff of a movie, minus the steady laugh quotient needed to appease Sandler's core constituency.
  10. 25
    Its humor stems precisely from our enjoying its lead character's rotten behavior.
  11. 25
    I'd prefer to think of Sandler in "Punch-Drunk Love," the one good movie of the three he did this year.
  12. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    25
    You've never seen a movie go from awwwww to ewwwww so fast.
  13. 20
    The worst Hanukkah movie ever made, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights does for the holiday what "Santa Claus: The Movie" did for Christmas.
  14. Reviewed by: Ed Halter
    20
    This dull extension of Sandler's ubiquitous "Chanukah Song" squanders the cross-cultural comedy potential of a Jewish-themed Christmas movie on cheap fart gags and boilerplate schmaltz.
  15. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    10
    In this vile contribution to the animated holiday genre, Sandler proves himself once again determined to get rich by setting the bar just a little bit lower each time out.
  16. 10
    A holiday film for the whole family, provided the whole family is obsessed with human waste.
  17. 10
    Festooned with yards of gross-out jokes, sniggering allusions and, astonishingly, a sentimental climax that's more repellent than any of the crude effluvia the film is drenched with.
  18. An appallingly tedious Hanukkah comedy that must have bubbled up from the Porta Potti of his subconscious.
  19. You know all that artistic cred Adam Sandler built up with his acclaimed work in ''Punch-Drunk Love''? Well, he flushes it down the crapper with Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights -- the most ill-conceived animated comedy since the 1991 dog ''Rover Dangerfield.''
  20. Certain to be distasteful to children and adults alike, Eight Crazy Nights is a total misfire.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 10 out of 29
  1. Dec 10, 2013
    2
    I think any random 12 year old kid could write a better script. It fails horribly at both the story and the character design, and the jokesI think any random 12 year old kid could write a better script. It fails horribly at both the story and the character design, and the jokes are pretty much the unfunniest and most awful ones I've ever heard in any movie. I give 2 mercy points for the decent animation. Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2013
    0
    This movie was officially written for drunken infants. Can't see any way this could be considered even a BIT entertaining or likable; aThis movie was officially written for drunken infants. Can't see any way this could be considered even a BIT entertaining or likable; a testament to the lows, as a race, that we are capable of. Seriously, AVOID. Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    0
    This is an awful movie with little to no redeeming qualities. Whitey's voice is almost intolerable, there's too many jokes (pun intended),This is an awful movie with little to no redeeming qualities. Whitey's voice is almost intolerable, there's too many jokes (pun intended), and I'd go as far as to say it's one of if not Adam Sandler/Rob Schneider's worst; not that they're really great actors to begin with... Full Review »