Father Hood
Father Hood (1993)

In this frequently comical road-movie, a second class crook finds himself saddled with his estranged children after his young daughter finds him and tells him that she and her brother are being abused in their foster home. Remembering that… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 27, 1993
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Steve Johnson
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

If Swayze's performance is thin, that's nothing compared to the vapid logic that propels Father Hood.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Father Hood isn't so much undemanding as vapid, disjointed rather than antic. And if this film is a romp, then so is bearbaiting.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

The movie develops a hopelessly split personality.

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TV Guide

While not a classic, Father Hood does offer a fairly exciting crime spree neutered into fun for the entire family.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Despite its best intentions, Father Hood is destined to become leftovers in the video store.

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Brian Lowry

A train wreck from start to finish.

Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Patrick Swayze is funny and believable in a role that seems to have been fashioned out of cardboard.