100

Premiere

The film feels like a natural successor to "The Wedding Singer's" strange blend of humor and humanity, a gently silly comedy that's actually romantic without making anyone sick in the process. And that just might be a first.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a comedy, 50 First Dates is standard Sandler, but as a love story it left me pleasantly buzzed, if not quite punch-drunk.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
I don't think 50 First Dates is a great movie, or a particularly funny one, but I admired its romanticism and its gentle plea for the acceptance of difference. Of how many romantic comedies can you say they are sweet and disturbing?
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A terrible movie by all reasonable standards -- yet it leaves a sweet taste.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The plot -- it's inspired and ridiculous at the same time -- is best described as "Groundhog Day" meets "Memento."
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a kick to see the adorably sexy Barrymore back in relaxed form again after the "Duplex" debacle and that calamitous "Charlie's Angels" sequel. Right now, she's the closest thing to sunshine you'll find at the movies.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A mildly pleasing romantic comedy, a trifle held together by Drew Barrymore's charm and a decent high-concept gimmick.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
50 First Dates is working awfully hard to be romantic and not hard enough to be a comedy.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Although its goofy high-concept premise won't bear much scrutiny, it offers a less predictable ride than their first pairing, and lush Hawaiian locations to boot.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Adam Sandler's 50 First Dates isn't just slovenly and smarmy but creepy.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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