Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 10, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Affably pleasant without ever trying to be anything more, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a fine -- albeit forgettable -- family diversion.

Lindsey Bahr
Entertainment Weekly

Like the source material, this is one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day that families just might find themselves revisiting often.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

There are a couple of scenes that fall flat, losing the manic push of the rest of the story, but the mood is so screwball that the film hurtles past its own mistakes. It's good fun.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

It's the rare, current kid movie made with real actors. Unfortunately, it's not remotely adult-funny. That's OK. Parents suffer. It's what they do. Go and suffer for the kids.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's funny, fast, and charming.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

This is where the comedy comes from: that lurking fear that even the most routine of daily domestic tasks is just a spilled coffee cup away from disaster.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

And while the problems had are sadly very white and upper class ones, the message is still relevant. It's also rather funny-at times.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Arteta keeps the action speeding along while eliciting spot-on performances. Carell is at his discombobulated best, and Garner anchors the proceedings with aplomb.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Alexander" won't change your day, but it's not terrible, horrible, no good or very bad, either.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

The film may be a good way to distract kids for an hour and 20 minutes, but are any of its messages appropriate?

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A cutesy, hard to hate comedy.
Aaron Neuwirth
Emily Cooper: This day is so cursed. Initially, I think I was more interested in how I would be writing the title of this film for the review, rather than… More
Mark Hobin
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a pleasant comedy that earns its laughs from slapdash shenanigans. This is comedy at its most… More
Bradley Wright
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a very fun and lovable film that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Its nothing new or original,… More
Matt Goodman
Alexander Cooper: You gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days even more. Steve Carell is a versatile actor. He has a certain charisma that he… More
Philip Price
It's funny to think of the role that live action children's movies play in our current cinematic landscape because, for the most part, they seem to be… More