That's My Boy Reviews

  • On some level I marveled at the conviction that Adam Sandler pours into playing a character like Donny Berger, a boneheaded, loud-mouthed alcoholic loser from Boston.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Mr. Sandler manages a frame or so of genuine sentiment, and the caricature is so ugly it's cute. He's a performer, and there are moments when audiences will surrender to his shtick. Moments.

    David DeWitt — New York Times

  • Another bottom-of-the-barrel raunchfest that is bound to make far more money than such sludge could ever deserve.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • The script sometimes seems to have been written by a 13-year-old.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • How did American comedies come to rely on raunch rather than wordplay?

    Ethan Gilsdorf — Boston Globe

  • Sandler's latest wicked pissah, a paean to let-it-all-hang-out party-guy sloppiness...

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • It truly does take a village of idiots to get these films made.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • If someone told you about almost every joke in That's My Boy, you would think they were either a sociopath or a budding serial killer.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • Even with 87.5 years to go, the 21st century may never see a stupider comedy than That's My Boy.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Despite their assorted vulgarities and lack of polish, the films of Adam Sandler are remarkably consistent in their own particular way.

    Drew Hunt — Chicago Reader

  • Lowbrow comedy goes subterranean in "That's My Boy," a product of the Adam Sandler movie factory unpolluted by a trace of ambition or wit.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Sandler's Berger is the most loutish, annoying character he's come up with since "Little Nicky." Nicky came from hell; viewers of "That's My Boy" will feel like they're in it.

    Adam Graham — Detroit News

  • I know, when Sandler's not trying he's an easy target, and he's not trying here. But honestly, this is one of those movies you feel stupider just for having sat through. I think I'm already worse at math.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Puerile, crotch-fixated and very occasionally, inanely funny, Adam Sandler's raunchiest star vehicle in years has a small saving grace in Andy Samberg's performance.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • There's an undercurrent of anger and nastiness throughout that's frankly disturbing. Humiliation is the name of the game.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to watch something funnier than That's My Boy. It's a video of my mother being torn apart by bears. Good day.

    Eric D. Snider — Film.com

  • Will be construed by the faithful as an embarrassment of riches and by the rest of us as cruel and unusual punishment...

    Rick Groen — Globe and Mail

  • It points you toward the irresistible conclusion that for all his success Sandler feels only contempt for his audience and tremendous insecurity about his own stature in the comedy universe.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • Director Sean Anders and screenwriter David Caspe follow the game plan adequately enough, but the movie is overburdened with incidents that prove only mildly amusing.

    Justin Lowe — Hollywood Reporter

  • In short, we get Sandler, doing what he always does, with whatever edge he once had continuing to erode as he ages and looks sillier at what he's doing.

    David Germain — Associated Press

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