Billy Madison
Billy Madison (1995)

Master of infantilism Adam Sandler stars as the title character, an overgrown rich kid who wiles away his days poolside, swilling kegs of beer and appreciating fine nudie magazines such as "Drunk Chicks" -- that is, until his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Billy Madison is typical early immature fare from Adam Sandler, even if it finds moments of inspired lunacy.

Brian Lowry
Variety

Those unfamiliar with Sandler's antics may...begin to find him annoying sometime between the appearance of the Universal logo and the end of the opening credits.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

As one character tells Billy in the finale: "Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to you."

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Alex Orner
Common Sense Media

Young teens will like brash, immature humor.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

If you've ever had a yen to relive the third grade, this must be the next best thing.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This is Adam Sandler at his best, and his latest films are cheap grabs at what once came so easily to him.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film should have featured more absurd and nonsensical elements.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

Director Tamra Davis and screenwriters Sandler and Tim Herlihy scatter the bad jokes like fertilizer. Nothing sprouts.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It's refreshing to revisit the jester in his screen infancy, when all he wanted was to boogie to a Culture Club hit, carry on conversations with hair care products, and sit on a sprinkler.

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Billy Mowbray
Film4

When you get that Sandler's comedic persona is meant to be annoying, like Beavis and Butthead or Cartman, the laughs come thick and fast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Though its jokes are of stupidity and grade-school humor, Billy Madison is a decent comedy from the creation of Adam Sandler. The film is immature and has… More
Jim Careter
I was okay, not great, but preatty funny, Sandler was kind of annoying too.
Mike S
Childish and immature - but then again, what Sandler comedy isn't? I've seen better by him, like <i>Click</i> and <i>Happy… More
Alex roy
Billy Madison is Adam Sandler's big break on the big screen, and you gotta ask, is his first cinematic outing worth it? nope it's not. Billy Madison… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] One of the earliest Adam Sandler comedy vehicles is the highly over rated Billy… More
Bethany Murphy
Another classic from Adam Sandler!