Father of Invention Synopsis
Recently released from prison, a former infomercial king (Kevin Spacey) must reinvent himself.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Make no mistake, Father of Invention is the hilarious Spacey's show all the way.
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Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Comedies don't get much more unfunny than Father of Invention, a lame and somewhat preachy comic take on a father trying to get back into...
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40

New York Daily News

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Kevin Spacey works heroically to overcome the flaws in Father of Invention, but Trent Cooper's flaky indie does depressingly little to earn...
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40

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Spacey is ever the pro, shilling Axle's absurd redemption and countenancing the likes of Johnny Knoxville and John Stamos as if a third...
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The rather unappealing character of Axel is indulged with every opportunity for redemption, as Spacey is indulged with every opportunity to...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
There's no spark or humor to the film's situations, just the sense of capable actors trying to make the best of a hopeless situation.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The screenplay, by Mr. Cooper and Jonathan D. Krane, is so sketchy that it feels like a hastily executed first draft.
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Father of Invention

By sharan420
pretty good movie.. although there were only 5 of us in the entire theater .. liked it...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Awful Kevin Spacey comedy has strong language, no laughs.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF