Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 3, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A so-so David Spade comedy with a few laughs.

Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Child is father to the man in this often funny, but just as often ham-fisted, untrue Hollywood story.

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David Edelstein

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.

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Antonia Quirke
London Evening Standard

Spade doesn't look to have the confidence to flourish in such a mainstream film.

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Alex Pappademas
Village Voice

You sense Spade is scared of what finding too much of himself in Dickie might mean.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not at all funny David Spade movie.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Ouch! Spade goes sweet and gooey.

Stephanie Zacharek

I often found myself laughing in spite of no one, not even myself.

Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
I thought Dickie Roberts was enjoyable! david Spade brings some pretty good talent to the table here!
Andrew Fillmore
Definately unfunny. Why does it look like David Spade is wearing mascara??? This movie's plot is terrible, and, through the course of the movie, the use… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
its just the same man-nanny becomes friends with the kids movie but it has David Spade and hes funny
Leo L
Crazy funny!
Dan Schultz
I turned it off 3/4 of the way through. David Spade was better back in the early 90's.