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1999 3.6/5 IMDb 6.4/10 (161k) PG-13 SuperHD 93 minutes

Dumped by his girlfriend because he refuses to accept responsibility, overgrown adolescent Sonny Koufax adopts a 5-year-old to prove he's a grownup.

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Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Josh Mostel, Leslie Mann, Allen Covert, Rob Schneider, Kristy Swanson Directed by Dennis Dugan

Comedies, Slapstick Comedies

Language: English

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Awards
  • Nominee, Razzie - Worst Picture nominee 2000
  • Nominee, Razzie - Worst Screenplay nominee 2000
  • Winner, Razzie - Worst Actor 2000 Adam Sandler
  • Nominee, Razzie - Worst Supporting Actor nominee 2000 Rob Schneider
  • Nominee, Razzie - Worst Director nominee 2000 Dennis Dugan
NYT Review

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
  40%   74%
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
 

This light yet earnest drama starring Adam Sandler deals openly with one of the most insidious elements in popular filmmaking -- the male screenwriter's relationship with his own father.

Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader, 2008-06-02

 

This lightweight, bubblegum caper synthesises robust, physical humour, self-deprecation and witty one liners. The main problem, as with most other dumb boy pictures, is that the supporting characters are underwritten.

Review, Time Out, 2006-02-09

 

Funny-sweet, understand, not bleccchh sweet.

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle, 2005-07-21

 

Adam Sandler's sweetness just busts out all over. It's a wondrous thing to watch.

Susan Stark, Detroit News, 2000-01-01

 

The actors bring an appealing energy to their simplistic roles, enough so to wring laughs from the most Sandler-resistant audience members.

Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 2000-01-01

 

Big Daddy doesn't generate a lot of big laughs. It has a throwaway sweetness, though.

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 2000-01-01

 

Worst of all is the way Sandler wants to have it both ways: to muck around in gross-out humor one minute and then turn schmaltzy the next minute with some fraudulent business about how much he loves the kid.

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, 2002-06-18

 

How's this for a novel complaint: Big Daddy just isn't stupid enough.

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2002-03-19

 

There's no doubt Sandler is talented, but if he persists in believing that, like Elvis, his presence alone covers a multitude of omissions and inconsistencies, he will squander his gift and make a series of forgettable films in the process.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 2001-02-14

 

The film offers its share of big laughs, but the serious side is sunk by mawkishness and sentimentality.

James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2000-01-01

 

Doesn't offer any of the quasi-adult charm of Sander's more recent The Wedding Singer or the wall-to-wall loopiness of last year's The Waterboy.

Tom Keogh, Film.com, 2000-01-01

 

Adam Sandler's new comedy is being touted as a step forward for him, which I find funnier than anything in the movie.

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2000-01-01

 

A flimsy sentimental comedy with more product plugs and fewer laughs than might have been hoped for.

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 2000-01-01

 

Big Daddy shows that Sandler the movie persona may be ready for adulthood, but Sandler the moviemaker isn't getting any more mature.

Sean P. Means, Film.com, 2000-01-01

 

Big Daddy is all about Sonny's maturation, but there's nothing new or unexpected about Sandler's latest.

Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz, 2000-01-01

 

Joey Lauren Adams smiles so damn much. It's like she's had this smile surgically sculpted onto her face, like Jack Nicholson's Joker in Batman.

Jeffrey Wells, Mr. Showbiz, 2000-01-01

 

Big Daddy is easily the laziest, most slapdash and altogether crummy picture Sandler's done to date.

Rod Dreher, New York Post, 2000-01-01

 

Big Daddy should be reported to the child welfare office.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000-01-01

 

The film's jokes, stretched out over 90 minutes, aren't that funny.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com, 2000-01-01

 

Sandler has remarkably little funny to do or say in Big Daddy!

Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune, 2000-01-01

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