60

Time Out New York

Krakowski’s modestly charming culture-shock comedy has an unusual midpoint game changer, as it suddenly mutates into an intimate familial-generational drama.
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50

Los Angeles Times

Paved with clichés, the apparently well-meaning Looking for Palladin is a long journey with no new places.
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Amiable but uneven.
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40

Village Voice

Requiring cuts, some sense of direction, and dialogue that doesn't either declare or dither, the film looks like it was fun to make.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

Krakowski's heavy-handed overreaching is the fatal problem: It's impossible to believe this character, even as he softens late in the game, as a forgiving and familiar victim of awful parenting.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A semicoherent, overacted mélange of travelogue, farce and suds.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Has a split personality. It starts as a comedy but morphs into an icky family melodrama. It should have stuck with the yuks.
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34 out of 100
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