Click 2006

Critics score:
32 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: Henry Winkler and Julie Kavner play Sandler's parents, and they redeem what they can of Click, although no one could salvage the ruthlessly sentimental later passages. Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: This comic fantasy is the best vehicle he's ever had, a high-concept goof that gradually darkens into an emotional nightmare reminiscent of Capra. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: [Click] is an abomination. Read more

Ted Fry, Seattle Times: Even with its attempt at deeper meaning and visual flair, those who don't look forward to Sandler's infantile humor and vacuous screen persona will find Click exceptionally bad entertainment. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: One of the best American films of the year so far. The filmmakers take what might have been just a gimmicky premise and pursue it meticulously, following wherever it leads. Along the way, they create a shrewd and moving metaphor for the way people live. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: I think if you're going to have a David Hasselhoff type of character and you're going to have the flatulence type of humor, then just go in that direction. Don't try to put in all this sappy stuff. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Writers Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe have taken a clever premise and given it a singularly unclever execution. The movie exists on several different, tonally incompatible planes. Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: Outside of a running joke about Sandler's dog humping a giant stuffed animal and the usual anger/pain humor that runs through his work, the film devotes most of its energy to a drearily sentimental lesson about what's really important. Read more

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic: Adam Sandler continues to crassly cannibalize Frank Capra films with Click, a movie that starts with comedic promise but ultimately degenerates into a maudlin mishmash. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: Click gets its laughs and then sucker-punches us with sentiment; if it doesn't quite represent the new, improved Adam Sandler, it shows him almost desperately trying to figure out who that might be. Read more

Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle: Watch Click -- a kind-hearted comic fable about a working father's prolonged supernatural comeuppance -- and tell me it doesn't yank the same chains as It's A Wonderful Life. Read more

Michael Booth, Denver Post: Click is a 95-minute illustration of the difference between 'funny' and 'laughable.' Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: Its mix of cheap jokes, common fantasy and shared anxiety should resonate with just about anyone who has a pulse. Pause and have a good laugh. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Adam Sandler still coasts on American pop culture's peculiar indulgence of boys who won't grow up Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Everything about Click is so predictable that when it is released on home video, you will be able to watch it in a lot less than the 98 minutes it takes to see it in the theater. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: It's a high-concept Adam Sandler comedy that never even scrapes the heights. The movie makes a graceless transition from drippy comedy to soggy melodrama. Either way, it's all wet. Read more

Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly: Surely, nobody else could package the tragedy of a ridiculous man as a featherweight farce and have it turn into what I suspect will be a major hit. Sandler is young yet, but he could end up one of the genius men in American comedy. Read more

David Germain, Associated Press: The result is an Adam Sandler movie that works -- to a degree -- for just about everyone. Read more

Stephen Williams, Newsday: Walken is so adept and natural as Sandler's guiding light -- and his tormentor -- that he seems to be ad-libbing. It's an artful, endearing performance. Read more

Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger: With its lurching blend of scatology, sentimentality and sci-fi, the movie is a mess. It's also sexist, bigoted and misanthropic. Of course, those qualities used to be part of the star's charm. Read more

Jack Mathews, New York Daily News: The film's overall problem is that it asks thoughtful moviegoers to appreciate its good intentions while ignoring its appeal to the basest of adolescent tastes. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: Click is perfectly watchable, sometimes funny, and occasionally even touching. But it will be better when you can see it on DVD and fast-forward through all the crummy stuff. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It accomplishes what it sets out to do: tell an occasionally amusing, occasionally affecting drama about how adults often lose sight of what matters. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie is being sold as a comedy, but you know what? This isn't funny. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, The jokes don't come frequently enough in Click, and aren't all that funny. Read more

Dana Stevens, Slate: Click manages to sneak some surprisingly moving moments in between the gross-out gags and the schmaltzy resolutions. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Click is a premise in wandering pursuit of a movie. About two hours later, it calls off the search and doesn't so much end as stop. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: Click is about an immature man's bumpy collision with maturity, and that's the perfect subject for the stubbornly frat-based talents of Adam Sandler. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: A domestic tragedy masquerading as a frothy frolic. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: This is not a truly awful movie, but it's not worth wasting money on. Read more

Justin Chang, Variety: Cleverly conceived but conspicuously unfunny. Read more

Michael Atkinson, Village Voice: It's a farce about loss, and it doesn't flinch. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: A crass physical comedy of unrelenting irrelevance with a gag or two amid the many other examples of bad taste. Read more