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  • 10
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's not just that the movie itself is wicked awful, it's that Mr. Deeds brings out the worst in Adam Sandler. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A stink bomb of a movie. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If Sandler felt compelled to take on a role immortalized by Gary Cooper, at least it wasn't as "Sergeant York," "Lou Gehrig" or the sheriff in "High Noon." show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The remake stumbles from a ragged start into a child's garden of worses -- worse than the original in more ways than you could imagine. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Sandler nimbly steps into the role created by Cooper and makes it his nebbishy own, something that cannot be said for Ryder's attempt to rethink the Arthur part. Ryder is lovely, but perhaps too sincere an actress to play a wiseacre. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Something's wrong with the math here -- the inheritance of the story's small-town hero is enlarged from $20 million to $40 billion, yet the new movie isn't worth the price of a Depression-era ticket. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Surprisingly sweet and, dare we say it, old-fashioned, with an engaging sense of humor that's a definite improvement on lame, lowbrow efforts such as "Little Nicky." show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Armed with a dinner theater accent and hair that looks like an LP melted on his head, Turturro pockets the picture. As a demonstration of his newly accessed maturity and benevolence, Sandler helps him do it. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The supporting cast is almost uniformly good, from Conchata Ferrell as a sympathetic waitress to Erick Avari as a corporate type with a surprisingly big heart and a hidden silly streak. Turturro relishes his quiet overplaying and steals the bulk of his scenes. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Sporadically funny, dumbed-down version. show more

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