Father Hood
Father Hood (1993)

Deadbeat dads be damned. Patrick Swayze plays a con man who tries to live up to the ideals of "family values" by kidnapping his son and daughter from the evil clutches of a corrupt orphanage and taking them on a cross-country trip… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Most of the characters may be trapped in programmed spontaneity, but you can get a real lift out of the landscapes, the crisp sunlight splayed over gas stations and billboards, and the cannonade of '50s and '60s rock oldies.

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Steve Johnson
Chicago Tribune

It does suggest, ultimately, that if more wards of the state would run off to join their fathers on cross-country crime sprees, we could lick these corrupt foster-care and inattentive-dad problems.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

If Swayze's performance is thin, that's nothing compared to the vapid logic that propels Father Hood.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Father Hood isn't so much undemanding as vapid, disjointed rather than antic. And if this film is a romp, then so is bearbaiting.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

The movie develops a hopelessly split personality.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

While not a classic, Father Hood does offer a fairly exciting crime spree neutered into fun for the entire family.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Despite its best intentions, Father Hood is destined to become leftovers in the video store.

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Brian Lowry
Variety

A train wreck from start to finish.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A story of mixed messages that focuses on contempt for the law, legal authority and public safety, it attempts to garner sympathy -- and, unfortunately, laughs -- during a violent cross-country pursuit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Patrick Swayze is funny and believable in a role that seems to have been fashioned out of cardboard.