Grown Ups 2010

Critics score:
10 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

A.O. Scott, At the Movies: Lazy is the word. Read more

S. James Snyder, Chicago Tribune: Grown Ups betrays everything sweet, sincere and low-key that actuality makes it special. Read more

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: It's a tiny bit better than Couples Retreat, so that's good. Read more

James Rocchi, MSN Movies: During "Grown Ups," I felt a deep sadness every time the audience laughed and the sounds of their chuckles turned into the ringing of the cash register, and all I thought was a grim, simple truth: This, America, is why we can't have nice things. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Feels like the work of people who sat around a table for an hour or so tossing around hackneyed comic notions, then decided to slap them onto the screen and hope for the best. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: Harmless, but dull. Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: Viewers who enjoy any single gag in the new Adam Sandler vehicle Grown Ups are in for a treat, as they'll be able to experience it again five or 10 more times. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: It's like The Big Chill made by morons. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: If you've ever wondered what The Big Chill would be like with old Saturday Night Live castmates -- well, why would you ever have done that? Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: Beneath all the forced hilarity lies an awful fear of aging - and Sandler is only 43! This is gonna be rough. Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: Ever been around a group of friends who crack each other up while you stand to the side and scratch your head? Read more

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post: It's a crude and decent-hearted outing. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: It's total garbage. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Diverting enough to get by, Grown Ups is Adam Sandler growing up -- but not too much. Read more

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: The new Adam Sandler comedy has all the charm of a home movie that does not star your own family, which means it's overly sentimental, filled with you-had-to-be-there moments, bad jokes and even worse camera angles. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: Grown Ups is the perfect poster child for this maddening summer of movie mediocrity. Read more

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: It's not so hilarious that you need to rush to see it but not so bad that you will suffer unduly if you take a chance on its more-or-less family friendly charms. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: The script, credited to -- or, better, blamed on -- Sandler and collaborator Fred Wolf, never builds. In fact, it mostly consists of the comics cracking each other up. And it's not a party we're ever invited to. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: It looks like everyone had a good time making Grown Ups. Too bad you can't say the same thing about watching it. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: When Grown Ups star and co-writer Adam Sandler repeatedly slapped Rob Schneider in the face with a dehydrated banana, I was jealous of Schneider, who suffered less than I did getting slapped upside the head by this rotting fruit of a comedy. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: These guys set out to make a movie where they could crack each other up. At this late date, they can't even manage that. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: The film drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes -- physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Lo and behold, Grown Ups turns out to be the funniest thing in which Sandler has appeared in years. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: Come on Sandler, you've got all the money in the world. Challenge yourself instead of headlining crap like this. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Grown Ups is a pleasant, genial, good-hearted, sometimes icky comedy that's like spending a weekend with well-meaning people you don't want to see again any time real soon. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, You find yourself chuckling at a lonely gag that halfway works -- not that I can remember any right now -- and end up shivering with cold sweat, convinced that watching Grown Ups has permanently damaged your sanity and intelligence. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: This bone-lazy film is a comedy only if you believe Kevin James falling off a rope swing is funny. Read more

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Chris Rock, call your agent. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Now, after that brief time out for a breath of honesty, Adam is back to lining his pockets again. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: What might just be the summer's worst movie, no small feat in a season already reeking of foul cinematic emissions. Read more

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: The male fantasy of cheerleader spouse, well-adjusted kids and expanding waistline. Read more

Scott Bowles, USA Today: The actors seem genuinely fond of one another, and the message -- don't pass up life's simple pleasures -- suits its PG-13 rating. And the '80s soundtrack is spot-on. But it isn't enough to salvage this film. Read more

Peter Debruge, Variety: Grown Ups delivers precious few laughs for the sheer volume of comedy talent on offer. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: It's one of those Sandler movies where the inevitable Steve Buscemi cameo passes for the highlight. Read more

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: From each obvious setup to its hoary payoff, Grown Ups hews faithfully to its formula... Read more