“Cute Summer Comedy”
“When You Have Grown Ups..you'll Have Laughs All The Way :)”
“At Times I Felt Like This Was Just Home-vidoes From The Sandler Crew Edited Into A Movie, But, Overall I Enjoyed It For The Most Part.”
“Why Did Everyone Say It Was Bad?”
“Grown Ups, Basically A Way For Adam Sandler To Show The World How Many Comedic Actor Friends He's Got”
“Overall A Sleazily Written Film, Over Long, More Or Less All The Gags Are Built Up Of Insults And Crudeness.”
“GROWN UPS IS MORE BORING THAN FUNNY!”
“Adam Sandler Strikes Another Gold Comedy”
“UM.. THIS IS JUST A REGULAR ADAM SANDLER MOVIE WITH FART JOKES!”
“Some Guys Just Cant Grow Up”
“Maybe The Screenwriter Should Grow Up?”
“FUNNY BUT NOTHING SPECIAL!”
“Watch Grown Ups Here Http://bit.ly/czAHZ4”
“Funny Family Summer Comedy!”
“For Me, This Collaberation Was A "win-win" And One Heck Of A Good Time.”
“Tho This Will Not Be Marked Down As Sandler's Best, This Movie Is Full Of Genuine Laughs , Great Comedic Timing , And The Cast Was Perfect , This Is A Great Summer Movie , And Adam Sandler Is Great As Always, I Had Alot Fun With This Movie ..”
“An Aimless Comedy Central Roast--It's A Funny One Though.”
Diverting enough to get by, Grown Ups is Adam Sandler growing up -- but not too much.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Feels like the work of people who sat around a table for an hour or so tossing around hackneyed comic notions, then decided to slap them onto the screen and hope for the best.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
If root canal surgery feels too childish a torment, may we direct your attention to this ghastly celebrity roast in the guise of a boisterous family comedy.
Xan Brooks - Guardian [UK]
The actors seem genuinely fond of one another, and the message -- don't pass up life's simple pleasures -- suits its PG-13 rating. And the '80s soundtrack is spot-on. But it isn't enough to salvage this film.
Scott Bowles - USA Today
From each obvious setup to its hoary payoff, Grown Ups hews faithfully to its formula...
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
If you've ever wondered what The Big Chill would be like with old Saturday Night Live castmates -- well, why would you ever have done that?
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
It's one of those Sandler movies where the inevitable Steve Buscemi cameo passes for the highlight.
Nick Pinkerton - Village Voice
It looks like everyone had a good time making Grown Ups. Too bad you can't say the same thing about watching it.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
Ever been around a group of friends who crack each other up while you stand to the side and scratch your head?
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
It's a crude and decent-hearted outing.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
During "Grown Ups," I felt a deep sadness every time the audience laughed and the sounds of their chuckles turned into the ringing of the cash register, and all I thought was a grim, simple truth: This, America, is why we can't have nice things.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
Grown Ups is a pleasant, genial, good-hearted, sometimes icky comedy that's like spending a weekend with well-meaning people you don't want to see again any time real soon.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It's a tiny bit better than Couples Retreat, so that's good.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Grown Ups betrays everything sweet, sincere and low-key that actuality makes it special.
S. James Snyder - Chicago Tribune
Beneath all the forced hilarity lies an awful fear of aging - and Sandler is only 43! This is gonna be rough.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
The film drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes -- physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
This bone-lazy film is a comedy only if you believe Kevin James falling off a rope swing is funny.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's total garbage.
Tom Long - Detroit News
It's like The Big Chill made by morons.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Grown Ups delivers precious few laughs for the sheer volume of comedy talent on offer.
Peter Debruge - Variety
When Grown Ups star and co-writer Adam Sandler repeatedly slapped Rob Schneider in the face with a dehydrated banana, I was jealous of Schneider, who suffered less than I did getting slapped upside the head by this rotting fruit of a comedy.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
These guys set out to make a movie where they could crack each other up. At this late date, they can't even manage that.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
What might just be the summer's worst movie, no small feat in a season already reeking of foul cinematic emissions.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Now, after that brief time out for a breath of honesty, Adam is back to lining his pockets again.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
You find yourself chuckling at a lonely gag that halfway works -- not that I can remember any right now -- and end up shivering with cold sweat, convinced that watching Grown Ups has permanently damaged your sanity and intelligence.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Lo and behold, Grown Ups turns out to be the funniest thing in which Sandler has appeared in years.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
While it's nice to see they all got along so swell, it would have been nicer if we could have shared in all the frivolity.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Shockingly inept even by the standards we've come to expect from a Happy Madison production.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
The new Adam Sandler comedy has all the charm of a home movie that does not star your own family, which means it's overly sentimental, filled with you-had-to-be-there moments, bad jokes and even worse camera angles.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
The title mainly leaves one wondering when Sandler will chose to finally grow up and stop starring in this ongoing series of terrible comedies.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Doesn't so much play like a film than random home movies of Sandler and his usual screen cronies on vacation.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Five forgettable characters reunite for a (lame) joke-filled weekend.
Sarah Sluis - Film Journal International
Grown Ups is the perfect poster child for this maddening summer of movie mediocrity.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Grown Ups heralds a sad day for comedy nostalgists of a certain age. Call it the day the amusement died.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
Surprisingly, amazingly, bafflingly uncomedic and unhilarious.
Matt Neal - The Standard
There's almost no plot, and loads of schmaltz, but the hidden metaphors and cast chemistry makes this a worthwhile effort.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
The shameless sentiment (a cute little girl wants to use the car GPS to locate heaven) and Sandler's ego-tripping (he's married to Salma Hayek, and he's a sure shot on the basketball court) interfere with the laughs.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Despite some passable gags and a whole posse of middle-aged funnymen, Denis Dugan's comedy is about the least grown-up movie you could see.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Not much more than an in-joke between the actors, this film is amiable but never funny. And despite some hackneyed moralising, it has nothing to say.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
You've seen these actors play these characters many times before, and better.
- Total Film
Like The Big Chill with farting grandmothers...
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Full of obvious jokes and schmaltzy sentiment, Grown Ups is as much fun as watching endless home movies of people you really don't know very well.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Sandler's abysmal script cooks up a bite-sized moral for the finale. Groan ups, more like.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Frankly, if this makes you laugh even once, I recommend seeking medical advice.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Any film that causes you to reappraise the awfulness of Couples Retreat has to be pretty bad.
Chris Prince - Sky Movies
Grown Ups is so tiresomely pointless you'll come out feeling a decade older than when you went in.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
The male fantasy of cheerleader spouse, well-adjusted kids and expanding waistline.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
Charmless, desperately unfunny "comedy" that could only have been worse if it had had Martin Lawrence in it.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
It is, literally, no laughing matter.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
Sandler. Schneider. Rock. Spade. Hayek. Hang your heads in shame...
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
A puerile extended in-joke between Adam Sandler and friends.
Simon Jablonski - Film4
If you thought writer-producer-actor Adam Sandler would never stoop lower than Little Nicky, here's the unwelcome proof that you were wrong.
James O'Brien - Daily Mail [UK]
Like being sat on by all your least favourite school bullies.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Smug and lazy comedy that barely raises a chuckle.
Nick De Semlyen - Empire Magazine
The impressive abilities of this ensemble go underused in a cliched comedy that stalls at nice and stupid on its way to profundity.
Karen Krizanovich - Radio Times
Would you believe this is a remake of The Big Chill but with all the parts played by Adam Sandler's famous and/or infamous friends?
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Its embrace of the compromises involved in pursuing the American dream is a message designed to placate the masses, but it offers more of a message than most comedies manage to impart, which must count for something.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
A benignly crude slice of family hysteria.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out New York
Here, the audience is made to watch Adam Sandler's summer vacation video, which displays how much fun he had, and how little of that merriment and camaraderie translated to the screen.
Brian Orndorf - Dark Horizons
Despite itself, Grown Ups works as a star studded, silly comedy of the Adam Sandler variety.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Lazy is the word.
A.O. Scott - At the Movies
It's puerile and aggressively stupid, but at least it's not cruel. And no one is holding a gun to your head. Adam Sandler isn't a criminal, he's just - like most of us - part of the problem.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Dennis Dugan's loutish direction is well-suited to the material.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
...a pervasively inconsequential piece of work that seems to exist solely because Adam Sandler wanted to spend some time with his friends.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Sandler takes cinematic art to new levels of orgasmic ecstasy. I'm lying...it stinks!
Bob Grimm - Reno News and Review
Summertime blahs with Grown-Ups.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
even the most die-hard of Happy Madison followers will have a hard time managing more than a few chuckles while slogging through this sloppy ode to middle-age male-dom
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Adam Sandler presents a sweetly endearing movie about relationships. The topper is some scenes are really funny!
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Dugan and Sandler Prove That, When it Comes to Humor and Sentiment, The Failure to Invest in Your Characters is a Fatal Flaw.
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
Looks like Sandler and company wanted an excuse to hang out, so they lazily filmed this movie, while probably having a great time off screen.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
Remember the moment in your life when you realized that Saturday Night Live was no longer funny? Any movie that has not one but four different pee jokes tells you something. I guess its better than having 4 or 5 fart jokes, oh wait.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
Sandler lost his touch a long time ago and that does not seem to be changing anytime soon.
Jolene Mendez - Entertainment Spectrum
,,,a movie showing a bunch of aging comics, who once represented 'cutting edge' youth, showing that their shtick has gotten old, and so have they.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
Why try to be clever when you can have someone land face-first in a pile of animal feces instead? Ah, feces - an appropriate visual metaphor for Grown Ups.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
A goofy summer movie, quickly forgotten but fun enough while it lasts.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
While the plot is sparse, Sandler and his crew produce enough laughs and memorable moments to keep the audience thoroughly entertained.
Karlie Jeffrey - FILMINK (Australia)
'Dying is easy; comedy is hard,' said a famous actor on his death bed. Films like 'Grown Ups' prove his point.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
It's hard to take slapstick and gross-out stuff seriously coming from a bunch of 40-year-olds.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
...a complete and utter waste of time.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Time marches on, along with these rowdy, raunchy celebrations of mediocrity.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
While the gabby grossout ensemble lounges about providing more mutually supportive laugh tracks than actual laughs, rotund mother-in-law flatulence jokes abound to presumably fill in the creative void, wouldn't you know it.
Prairie Miller - NewsBlaze
Director Dennis Dugan is to screen comedy what the atomic bomb was to Nagasaki.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
An Adam Sandler movie with a heart? Almost! This is no Punch Drunk Love or Spanglish but waft aside the flatulence and there is an adult film crying to grow up.
David Michael Brown - Empire Magazine Australasia
Everyone turns up for their shift, but no one seems convinced by the task at hand -- namely making the audience laugh with a script that looks like it was banged out in an afternoon.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Blacks serve as brunt of the jokes in insensitive buddy comedy.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
introduces product placement to funerary rites as part of its random gobbets of gag-inducing awfulness
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
If you feel like spending real money for peeing-in-the-pool sight gags, I can't stop you.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
It may be called Grown Ups, but too much of the new Adam Sandler ensemble comedy feels like it was written by an eight-year-old boy.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
Doing double duty (yay, another poo-poo joke!) as both the mundane lead and writer, Sandler is living proof that splitting oneself down the middle can result in some seriously half-assed work.
Kimberly Gadette - Indie Movies Online
The Friends of Adam Sandler Jobs Creation Program is in full swing in Grown Ups. With this movie, he might have created more jobs than Bush and Obama combined.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
The market is now firmly established for the goofy, middle-aged bros-gone-wild genre
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
The whole movie is just a bunch of middle-aged guys hanging out and mocking each other. Then they pee on things.
Dave White - Movies.com
Adam Sandler and pals take a vacation from laughter in this dreadful coming-of-middle-age comedy.
Thomas Leupp - Hollywood.com
The latest from Adam Sandler is a big unruly bundle of midlife cliches peppered with the physical sadism and potty humor that are the hallmarks of Sandler's comedy.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
In this blend of sentimental comedy mixed with toilet humor, Sandler assembled members of his comic generation in what turns out to be an anemic tribute to middle age.
Donald Munro - Fresno Bee
An asinine, painfully unfunny, immature, and boring waste of celluloid. It's a sad reminder that we're still living in the Age of Stupid.
Avi Offer - NYC Movie Guru
Although the movie rambles, and none of the jokes are anywhere near as funny as Sandler and his co-stars imagine, "Grown Ups" is a mediocre comedy with a generous heart.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Chris Rock, call your agent.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch