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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Spade goes sweet and gooey. This is nucking futs. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The rare David Spade movie that won't make you hate yourself in the morning. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Sharp satire or feel-good foolishness? Silly sap won out. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Squanders endless opportunities for sharp satire, keeping to a steady course of tame, toothless comedy, and wrapping things up with the kind of vapid ending "The Brady Bunch" would be proud to call its own. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film is intermittently funny and strangely intermittent. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    After a smart start, it sinks into sentimental goo that traps even the aggressively snarky Spade. show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Generally succeeds -- in hit-and-miss fashion -- at bridging the gap between unlikable jerk and misunderstood good guy, though it's still something of a leap to leading-man territory. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Manages to fascinate more than it entertains. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are laughs, to be sure, and some gleeful supporting performances, but after a promising start the movie sinks in a bog of sentiment. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    The majority of Dickie Roberts winds up looking like a tame episode of the "Brady Bunch" -- spiked with Spade-esque crudity. show more

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