Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Affably pleasant without ever trying to be anything more, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a fine -- albeit forgettable -- family diversion.

Lindsey Bahr
Entertainment Weekly

Like the source material, this is one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day that families just might find themselves revisiting often.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

This is where the comedy comes from: that lurking fear that even the most routine of daily domestic tasks is just a spilled coffee cup away from disaster.

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Jeff Beck

Alexander... etc. isn't exactly a terrible film, but it was definitely in need of a little retooling so that the events plaguing this family weren't quite so unbelievable, annoying, and on the lower end of the comic scale.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's funny, fast, and charming.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Alexander" won't change your day, but it's not terrible, horrible, no good or very bad, either.

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Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound

Alexander is funnier than one would expect. In a weird way, it's full of refreshingly cranky, dorky goofing.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Arteta keeps the action speeding along while eliciting spot-on performances. Carell is at his discombobulated best, and Garner anchors the proceedings with aplomb.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a film where you start chuckling as soon as someone says something like, "I just want everything to be perfect tonight."

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

This is a good, old-fashioned family comedy. It reminds me of similar live-action films I enjoyed growing up in the early 1990s including Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and Jumanji.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A cutesy, hard to hate comedy.
Aaron Neuwirth
Emily Cooper: This day is so cursed. Initially, I think I was more interested in how I would be writing the title of this film for the review, rather than… More
Mark Hobin
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a pleasant comedy that earns its laughs from slapdash shenanigans. This is comedy at its most… More
Philip Price
It's funny to think of the role that live action children's movies play in our current cinematic landscape because, for the most part, they seem to be… More
Matt Goodman
Alexander Cooper: You gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days even more. Steve Carell is a versatile actor. He has a certain charisma that he… More
Kyle Wilson
This is one of those movies where people find themselves in exponentially more and more disastrous situations and we laugh ourselves silly at them. It's… More