Father Hood
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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 in his vintage convertible. To complicate matters, his daughter has been sexually molested by the head of the orphanage, who fears that she may prosecute if given the opportunity. This family drama is also a zany road movie as the re-united father and children flee the police on a quest to restore their family.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune
"If Swayze's performance is thin, that's nothing compared to the vapid logic that propels Father Hood."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"The terrible problem with "Father Hood" is that no one involved seemed to have any idea of what kind of movie it should be, and one feels their conflicting visions at play throughout."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"Father Hood isn't so much undemanding as vapid, disjointed rather than antic. And if this film is a romp, then so is bearbaiting."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The movie develops a hopelessly split personality."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"While not a classic, Father Hood does offer a fairly exciting crime spree neutered into fun for the entire family."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Ah yes, the Patrick Swayze family comedy."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Despite its best intentions, Father Hood is destined to become leftovers in the video store."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"A train wreck from start to finish."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"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."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"I guess we're supposed to like Swayze's character because, at heart, he's a good guy who only robs drug dealers and tells his kids to buckle up their seatbelts when he's driving so as to elude police."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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