Fathers' Day
Fathers' Day (1997)

In this remake of the French comedy Les Comperes, superstar comedians Robin Williams and Billy Crystal team up as a pair of childless men who receive the shock of their lives when a mutual old flame resurfaces to inform them that one of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 9, 1997
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carol Buckland
CNN.com

Father's Day has a few laugh-out-loud sequences, but it's nothing to celebrate.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Williams and Crystal often supply, through their ad libs, what the writers may have left out.

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Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine

Williams and Crystal find their own rhythm with the material and deliver some much needed laughs.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

A movie of implacable unfunniness.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Hey, it sounded good on paper.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

Fathers' Day scoots along pleasantly but never rises above its My Two Dads sitcom premise.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

For the comic actors, this project -- an enjoyable synthesis of improvisation and adherence to the original story -- seems almost too easy. You wonder why it took them so long.

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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News

Despite some laughs, there's not much of a story. But at least Williams and Crystal, old pals off the screen, seem to be enjoying themselves.

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Joanna Berry
Radio Times

This had the potential to be hilarious, but instead falls alarmingly flat thanks to a weak and jokeless script that even the combined comedic talents of Williams and Crystal can't perk up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Dear Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Ivan Reitman: WTF!!!!! Seriously! How could you mess this up so friggin badly!? SIncerely, Disappointed and Angry… More
Sunil Jawahir
One of those silly outrageous movies that is just funny so we don't care.
Bethany Murphy
Not Robin Williams at his finest, although it was funny in some scenes. Not that well plotted out either.
Sarah Prisbylla
Predictable, unimportant, and unnecessary movie. (Although I do like both of these actors a lot in other films!)
xGary Xx
Crystal and Williams try to out mug each other in a desperately unfunny schmaltz fest.