TV Guide

By no means a landmark, but it is a remarkably pleasant surprise -- so few movies aimed for the whole family show an understanding of why it's actually healthy to pretend.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Superior family fare.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The result is a much more playable film than recent efforts, though Murphy will have to share the applause with young Yara Shahidi.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Murphy rises to every occasion, not only with the crisp wit that has long been his hallmark, but with restraint and tenderness that serve him well.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While Imagine That falls short of its feel-good aim, its feel-nice vibe is a good Father's Day diversion for Dads and their spawn.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
For the first time since "The Nutty Professor," Eddie Murphy successfully mixes his adult and kid-film personas -- imagine that.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There's something sweet about the way that Murphy throws himself into this piffle. Thomas Haden Church does too.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Eddie Murphy in another mediocre family comedy? Imagine that.
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San Francisco Chronicle

The plot turns distasteful and shrill before its tidy resolution at the close.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though Imagine That's message is benign, its adult focus is off-base, and every move feels too familiar, formulaic and telegraphed.
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54 out of 100
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