Daddy Day Camp 2007

Critics score:
1 / 100

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Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: What's worse than a listless sequel to a terrible movie? How about a listless sequel with a far less interesting cast than the first film. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: Gates and Rae are game, but not funny in the least. The kids are stereotypes, and not particularly amusing ones. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: Daddy Day Camp, a comedy for no ages, has an amazing amount of CGI -- Cuba Gooding Incompetence. Read more

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader: The juvenile actors come off as movie brats, and the pacing is slowed by treacly speeches about father-son bonding. As a child star on The Wonder Years, director Fred Savage worked with some of TV's best, but you'd never guess it from this. Read more

Nathan Rabin, AV Club: A generic time-waster powered by a lazy, cynical combination of scatological kiddie humor and maudlin sentiment. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: If the movie is relentless low-brow swill, its splattery good cheer makes it hard to hate. Just go in expecting the expected, and maybe bring a tarp. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: Poison ivy jokes. Poop jokes. Runaway bus jokes. Young love jokes. Skunk jokes. Some fake fatherly tender moments. Vomit jokes. This film has them all. Read more

Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly: Because he's an Oscar winner with a rep now for headlining turkeys, watching Cuba Gooding Jr. in trash like Daddy Day Camp almost hurts. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Owes more to the third or fourth sequel to Meatballs and other character-building summer-camp comedies than it does to Daddy Day Care, with neither director Fred Savage or the writers inclined to come up with a single original idea. Read more

Kip Mooney, Dallas Morning News: The worst kind of sequel. No original stars or director, just a cobbled-together script by one of the writers of Daddy Day Care. There should have been a big red flag when Eddie Murphy declined to appear. Read more

Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly: There's no point being highbrow about a film that relies on the typical fart-puke-nuts-kaboom brand of family comedy, but [director] Savage's lethargic, impersonal approach can't even make Camp's gross-out moments appropriately revolting. Read more

Jan Stuart, Newsday: As one might anticipate with a comedy about children and the outdoors, a lot of screen time is devoted to bodily noises and throwing up. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Daddy Day Camp, the unexpected sequel to 2003's barely watchable comedy Daddy Day Care, is superior to its inspiration in one very significant way. It's three minutes shorter. Read more

Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times: Daddy Day Camp is a recruiting poster for kids, insisting that there's no domestic problem that military values can't solve. Read more

Will Crain, San Francisco Chronicle: It's a bit sad to see this talented, Oscar-winning actor reduced to taking Murphy's cast-off parts, but Gooding does fine with what the movie gives him. Read more

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: One of the most inept movies a Hollywood studio has ever unleashed. Read more

Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times: The acting is atrocious and more obvious than you see in many high school or college productions. The jokes are stale. The storyline is so predictable, I'll bet nearly everyone in the theater will guess what happens next. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: About as much fun as being given a wedgie and hung from the camp flagpole. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: Not quite as funny as a perforated ulcer. Read more

Joshua Land, Time Out: Much time is spent waiting for a methane-filled toilet to explode, an incident that only begins to approximate the visceral experience of watching this movie. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Even the film stock's colour tint looks cheap and nasty. Don't say we didn't warn you. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: The antics of cute or precocious children can't save this mess. Read more

John Anderson, Variety: Daddy Day Camp suffers all the near-classic sequel handicaps. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: It's gotten to the point where Gooding's presence on a marquee practically guarantees we'll be bashing our heads against the seat in front of us. Read more