Big Daddy Synopsis
A goofy slacker (Adam Sandler) gains custody of a 5-year-old boy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Much of Big Daddy looks like it was made up on the spot, but Sandler, with his bad-dog eagerness to get caught in the act of misbehaving,...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Go to this movie for the cheap laughs and bodily fluid jokes -- those are its strengths.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
In a sense, Sandler is damned if he develops, damned if he devolves. But he needn't apologize for being who he is by turning a goldmine...
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50

Film Threat

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Hooter babes and the ubiquitous Steve Buscemi is a riot as the mercurial bum on the street.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
There's some heavy-duty Oedipal stuff going on underneath all the running gags about Hooters restaurants. [25 June 1999, Life, p.8E]
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's not nearly as funny as "The Waterboy" and has little of "The Wedding Singer's" goofy charm, but die-hard Adam Sandler fans -- whose...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Recycling the regressive humor of his (Sandler’s) previous films, it piles on so much sentimentality that you wonder how anyone could...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Big Daddy should be reported to the child welfare office.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The film lacks the moronic consistency that graces the Sandlerian oeuvre at its most pristine.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Nasty to women, cruel to old people and tosses in a cardboard gay couple for gratuitous laughs. It's also got one of those annoying...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Crude Humor and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Typical Adam Sandler -- charm mixed with crude humor.
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