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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 40
    New York Daily News

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

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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 his daughter's good graces. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Make no mistake, Father of Invention is the hilarious Spacey's show all the way. show more

  • 38
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    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. show more

  • 40
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    Spacey is ever the pro, shilling Axle's absurd redemption and countenancing the likes of Johnny Knoxville and John Stamos as if a third Oscar were in the offing. Yet his female costars fare worse, forming an unfortunate collection of dismal, man-dependent stereotypes, from Belle's perma-pouting idealist to Heather Graham's breast-obsessed, sapphic-by-choice ballbuster. show more

  • 50
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate. show more

  • 40
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    The rather unappealing character of Axel is indulged with every opportunity for redemption, as Spacey is indulged with every opportunity to showboat. show more

  • 30
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The screenplay, by Mr. Cooper and Jonathan D. Krane, is so sketchy that it feels like a hastily executed first draft. show more

  • October 26, 2011 iu00000000104010
    Report This User

    Its sucks. Its not funny at all.

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