Down and Derby
Down and Derby (2005)

A handful of men begin behaving like children when their kids enter a Boy Scout competition in this family-friendly comedy. Ever since he was in fifth grade, Phil Davis (Greg Germann) has been coming in second place to Ace Montana (Marc… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 15, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dull, predictable family fare.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's all about these fathers and how crazy they are.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Crammed with charmless characters and/or hammy performances.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Silly satire of competitive dads has some iffy humor.

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Joe Leydon

Typical for this type of family-skewing comedy, performances vacillate between engagingly broad and annoyingly overstated.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Down and Derby has the look and feel of something that might turn up on a cable channel devoted to 'family-friendly' entertainment, where it might find a greater audience.

Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Does better on DVD than it did on the big screen, as long as your expectations aren't too high.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A cute family feature about the competitive little boy in every dad.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Down and Derby is amusing enough to make a bit of money at the box office and become a shelf-stable DVD for years to come.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The cornball humor and aw- shucks demeanor often make the Disney Channel seem edgy by comparison.

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