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  • Summary: All children like to raise a little hell -- but it's a whole different story when your family is run by Satan. Take the case of shy, awkward Little Nicky (Sandler). (New Line Cinema)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    80
    Sandler turns the joke around on his detractors and manages to lead a devilishly energetic vehicle that contains about as many laughs as his previous features combined.
  2. There are laughs to be had, yet the movie is, if anything, more strenuous than it is funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    62
    Plenty of the tasteless gags don't fly, and for every celebrity cameo that works (a hilariously heavenly Reese Witherspoon), there are two or three that crash and burn.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    Hell itself is going to hell in Sandler's new comedy.
  5. 40
    Diehard Sandler fans will probably find it uproarious, but others will have to make do with the occasional chuckle.
  6. Little Nicky will redefine the phrase "worst movie ever," because it might actually be the worst movie ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    FUCX THESE CRITICS, This is FUXCING HILARITY !!!!........................................................................................................... Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    10
    This movie is funny as hell. Adam Sandler does what he does best which is comedy. I thought this was funnier than any other critic suspected. The critics are always hating on Adam Sandler comedy such as Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. Those are great comedies. So screw off critics. Collapse
  3. May 3, 2012
    9
    Fantastic, this one of my new favorite Sandler movies, it's hilarious constantly throwing hilarious moments at you and the supporting cast is hilarious, Adam Sandler, as in all his other movies, gives an outstanding performance, and is has a sweet love story thrown in, I'm not cool with it's interpretation of hell, but it fits the movies style, this is a must watch for Sandler fans. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2013
    7
    Absolutely crazy and absurd, but that is what makes it so funny. Has all of Sandler's regular casting actors, and some great additions popping up everywhere on the screen. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2012
    6
    One of Adam Sandler's most enterprising projects to date, 'Little Nicky' tells the story of the son of the devil trying to strike a balance between heaven and hell and saving Earth in the process. Although not as funny as some of Sandler's early work i.e. 'Happy Gilmore' and/or 'Billy Madison' this film is still light years ahead of some of Adam's more recent movies like 'Jack and Jill'. Whats more is that you don't even have to be a true metalhead to "get" some of the references but it is much more appreciated if you are a fan of the genre. Supporting cast are so-so. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2012
    1
    It's movie hell, in more ways than one.
  7. Mar 1, 2014
    1
    Like The Waterboy just two years earlier, Sandler creates one of the most annoying characters in comedy history! This time it's a demon from hell. Sandler... you can do better. Expand

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