Mr. Deeds

User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 120
  2. Negative: 40 out of 120

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  1. JimBobS.
    Jan 7, 2003
    6
    This movie is a good movie. it ends perfectly and it is pretty funny.
  2. kitty
    Jul 8, 2008
    6
    This is the only movie I have actually liked Adam Sandler in, so that's pretty self-explanitory.
  3. AJC
    Oct 29, 2002
    6
    Exactly what you should expect from Sandler. Something you can watch and forget your worries for a short while. Turturro's "Sneaky Sneaky" or the feline rescue scene were well worth the cost of the rental.
  4. EileenG.
    Aug 29, 2002
    6
    Was not one of Adam Sandler's greatest movies.
  5. MartinL.
    Dec 4, 2004
    6
    This movie is good.
  6. chw
    Jul 19, 2014
    6
    This wasn't as bad as the critics are saying! I mean, sure it's an Adam Sandler styled movie, but it's not Grown Ups 2 or Billy Madison for Gods sake!
  7. Feb 1, 2015
    6
    Mr. Deeds has lots comedy a bit over the years, but I really enjoy the characters, many of these characters are only in the movie to use as jokes. Certainly not the best movie in the world but it was worth watching.
  8. BigK.
    Dec 20, 2005
    5
    Not laugh out loud wet your pants funny, but it wasn't dreadful. A little twee though.
  9. FrankO.
    Jan 28, 2006
    5
    A silly romantic comedy that barely kept my interest; Peter Gallagher and John Turtorro were stars of movie, what is with all the anger & violence from Sandler?
  10. MetalInc.
    Oct 28, 2002
    5
    For all of the people that TOTALLY trashed this movie....what were you expecting....it is another Sandler film, and you expect something different? This wasn't as good as previous movies by him, but wasn't the worst one either. Just fun to watch. Not high brow, not low brow, just fun.
  11. YoonC.
    Sep 23, 2003
    5
    A dumb movie yes, but some people like Sandler, others don't. Count me among the former. This movie has just enough laughs for recommendation. A big plus is the lovely and talented Winona Ryder. She doesn't do much but she doesn't have to. And the only thing she shoplifts here is our hearts.
  12. Jul 18, 2013
    5
    Mr Deeds may not be the best movie of all time but it is far from the worst. The concept of an average working class man suddenly finding himself amongst the upper class has been seen far too many times already but there is still the odd laugh to be had.

    I wouldn't bother seeking this one out but if there's nothing else on TV it might be worth a watch.
  13. Nov 7, 2012
    5
    Contrary to popular belief, Deeds isn't terrible, there's just no reason to seek it out. Its a film one would watch to pass time. Don't expect anything amazing.
  14. AG
    Aug 24, 2002
    4
    It's the first Adam Sandler movie that just didn't seem to have as much fun as his other movies did. Winona Ryder is hideously miscast which makes the only truly funny character in the movie the Butler. The "Sneaky, Sneaky" jokes were by far the funniest parts in the movie.
Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 33
  2. Negative: 18 out of 33
  1. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    75
    Armed with a dinner theater accent and hair that looks like an LP melted on his head, Turturro pockets the picture. As a demonstration of his newly accessed maturity and benevolence, Sandler helps him do it.
  2. Sandler is -- à la "The Wedding Singer" -- in his washout romantic mode here, and no amount of spastic-colon jokes, cartoon violence or good-buddy cameos (Al Sharpton, John McEnroe) can distract from the fact that Gary Cooper he ain't.
  3. Mr. Deeds, is -- perhaps predictably -- pretty much of a disaster. It's a bit like someone scrawling a mustache on the Mona Lisa.