Delivery Man Reviews

  • A limp-noodle story about an unlikable guy who manages to grow up and become a marginally less unlikable guy.

    Chris Nashawaty — Entertainment Weekly

  • A soggy comedy more focused on stimulating your tear ducts than your funny bone.

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • The concept's execution is sloppy, full of inconsistencies and plot holes. The situations teeter on funny, but never achieve it. And sections meant to be heartwarming feel lukewarm, far-fetched or inappropriately comical.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • "Starbuck" was a funny and warm-hearted trifle. So is "Delivery Man."

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • "Delivery Man" offers a kinder, gentler Vince Vaughn in a pleasantly ramshackle comedy several rungs below his usual fare in both budget and high-concept assault tactics.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Vaughn is one of those actors who tends to autopilot his way through too many mediocre projects. When he goes all in, though, it's impossible to resist his charm.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • A golden comic premise, directed to dross by Ken Scott, who also made the Canadian original ("Starbuck," from 2011) on which this Vince Vaughn vehicle is based.

    Richard Brody — New Yorker

  • The rhythm of the picture feels predetermined by the original, and you can tell, even if you haven't seen "Starbuck."

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • This must be the sweetest comedy Vaughn has ever made, and he's in top form throughout, especially trading barbs with Chris Pratt as his friend and overmatched attorney.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Delivery Man, with its democratic band of half-siblings and its feel-good view of humankind, is what it is: a reproductive remake that will make you laugh. More than once or twice.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The low-key appeal of the original is replaced here by aggressive mugging, a rinky-dink "funny" score, fake uplift and an overall air of feeble banality.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • It's all far-fetched, silly and light. But then it's supposed to be.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • With its edges sandpapered smooth, the story about an affable loser discovering he has fathered 533 children is rendered ludicrously feel-good and nonsensical.

    Barbara VanDenburgh — Arizona Republic

  • "Delivery Man" is virtually nothing like a Vince Vaughn movie, but rather a heartfelt celebration of the act of parenthood presented under radically exaggerated circumstances.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Basically a kinder, gentler Vince Vaughn movie for people who don't like Vince Vaughn movies, "Delivery Man'' trades the abrasive comedian's trademark snark for schmaltz - an experiment that actually works better than you'd guess.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • It's hard to tell the same joke twice. There's really just one too many offspring in this scenario, and it's Delivery Man.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • The moral here is that you should never try to learn the identity of your biological father because he might be Vince Vaughn.

    Laremy Legel — Film.com

  • Delivery Man can be pegged as yet another in a seemingly endless series of Apatow-era man-child redemption stories ...

    Adam Nayman — Globe and Mail

  • 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.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • Vince Vaughn gives his all as a prolific sperm donor in this fluffy, innocuous comedy.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

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