Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
In keeping with his background in television sitcoms, Sam Weisman directs the cameo-filled comedy Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Dickie Roberts (David Spade) was a child actor on the hit TV show "The Glimmer Gang" and remains remembered for a particular catch phrase. Now in his thirties, he finds work as a parking valet and spends time with other nominal child stars (enter cameos by Danny Bonaduce, Corey Feldman, and the like). Wanting to make a comeback, he manages to get an audition with director Rob Reiner. When the role requires him to be normal, he decides to hire a normal… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

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"Child is father to the man in this often funny, but just as often ham-fisted, untrue Hollywood story."
‑ Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Just a platform for Spade to tell smutty jokes to kids, fall off bicycles, puncture waterbeds, and, oh yes, learn the real meaning of family."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Not at all funny David Spade movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Nah."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Dickie Roberts is a lot funnier than it has any right to be... considering it's a David Spade comedy and counts Adam Sandler among its executive producers."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"You sense Spade is scared of what finding too much of himself in Dickie might mean."
‑ Alex Pappademas, Village Voice
"This movie is better than Lost and Found and Joe Dirt, but that's like saying a kick in the shins is better than a poke in the eye or a kick to the groin."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Has nothing of value to offer other than a dizzying number of cameos by former child stars, each of whom is only momentarily amusing as a voyeuristic opportunity to compare the grown-up on screen to the kid ever emblazoned upon our mind's eye."
‑ Kam Williams, Bean Soup Times
"Instead of seeing Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, you could...pierce yourself with sharp objects."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"This was a hysterical, shocking, and depressing movie that will have you feeling that you are old."
‑ Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi, Broomfield Enterprise
"Ouch! Spade goes sweet and gooey."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"I often found myself laughing in spite of no one, not even myself."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"A wince-inducing comedic atrocity."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"If the filmmakers had resisted the urge to make it so adorable and meaningful, this could have been a terrific comedy."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Quickly pushes aside the satirical promise of its premise in favor of trying to warm our hearts."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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