75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A fun bit of escapism that's even tender in spots.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
"Stories" makes a better Christmas movie than those generic comedies manufactured this time of year. The hits-to-misses ratio for its gags is above average, the sentimentality is kept in check and the film plays well to its audience.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Bedtime Stories does have a comic buoyancy, even as its plot trots on a predictable course. Perhaps the different accents and sensibilities have something to do with that.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a harmless and pleasant Disney comedy and one of only three family movies playing over the holidays.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The fantasy segments, played up in trailers, get bogged down amid the ho-hum tale of a loser making good.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The appeal of Bedtime Stories belongs entirely to Sandler. As a comedian, he doesn't have to stoop to a kid's level. He's usually already there.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Sandler's shambling Yogi Bear-ness will be the big appeal to holiday-vacation audiences.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The shortage of wit and the excess of goo can be summed up in Sandler's line to these children of divorce: "I'm like the stink on your feet — I'll always be there."
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a dispirited, galumphing mess.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
As a PG-rated film opening on Christmas Day under the Disney banner, Bedtime Stories would seem to promise fairly wholesome family entertainment. What it delivers is the glitzy allure of a hotel setting, smarmy double entendres, Ferrari lust, Beverly Hills bling and pneumatic babes -- one of the characters is a surrogate Paris Hilton.
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33 out of 100
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