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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Murphy looks comatose delivering the played-out poopy jokes. show more

  • 75
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    A harmless and amusing summer comedy. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    You know something is wrong when a preschooler's unwitting ad-libs are funnier than anything seasoned comedy writers can come up with. Kids say the darnedest things. Too bad the grown-ups don't. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    His (Eddie Murphy's) performance in Daddy Day Care isn't bad. He's restrained, and even tender in some of the scenes he plays with the kids. But restraint is the last thing we want from a comic of his caliber. It's no fun at all. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Most parents will find the movie has the familiar feeling of one of those kid birthday parties where the little ones are on chocolate highs and the adults run out of scheduled activities after 20 minutes. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though topnotch actors often can elevate mediocre material, they need a topnotch director to help them do it. Steve Carr ("Dr. Dolittle 2") is not that director. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The Daddy Day Care business model appears to be the 1983 Michael Keaton vehicle ''Mr. Mom,'' put on an unstoppable sugar high. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A likable little movie without much to offer but cute tots, recycled gags and a talented cast amiably wasting their time and ours. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Murphy gives one of his more-restrained performances, which suits the mood of carefully contained mayhem established by Steve Carr, the director. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Only really little tykes will find the surplus of pratfalls and poo and fart jokes a hoot. show more

  • January 01, 2012 vj00000000109690
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    We loved this movie!!! I don\'t always like some of Eddie Murphy\'s movies, but this one was adorable!!!! I wish he would make more just like them!!!!

  • February 08, 2011 KSJMLHTFCHNP
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