"That's My Boy": What the movie critics thought
The film, which Sandler helped produce, has scored a low 20 percent "Fresh" rating from critics on RottenTomatoes.com.
Here's what some of them had to say:
"On some level I marveled at the conviction that Adam Sandler pours into playing a character like Donny Berger, a boneheaded, loud-mouthed alcoholic loser from Boston," wrote Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly.
"Mr. Sandler manages a frame or so of genuine sentiment, and the caricature is so ugly it's cute. He's a performer, and there are moments when audiences will surrender to his shtick. Moments," says David DeWitt of The New York Times.
"'That's My Boy' turns out not only to be the title of the movie, but something Sandler's poor, suffering fans can say to each other as they acknowledge that their hero is back." wrote Phil Villarreal of OK! Magazine.
"The script sometimes seems to have been written by a 13-year-old, "writes Michael O' Sullivan, Washington Post.
"Central to the movie's deficiencies is Sandler's inability to create a comic character,." opines Mick LaSalle of San Francisco Chronicle.
"Is it time for Adam Sandler to stop appearing in his own movies," writes Rene Rodriguez of the Miami Herald.
Willie Waffle of wafflemovies.com called it "the funniest movie Adam Sandler has made since 50 First Dates."
Let us know: Will you go and see "That's My Boy" this weekend?
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