Mr. Deeds
Mr. Deeds (2002)

One of Frank Capra's best-loved stories gets a modernized and wildly slapstick reinterpretation in this romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler. When Preston Blake (Harve Presnell), a remarkably wealthy media magnate, dies with neither a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 28, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This update of Capra doesn't hold a candle to the original, and even on its own merits, Mr. Deeds is still indifferently acted and stale.

Derek Adams
Time Out

The star and his numbskull cronies piss on Capra's grave with acrid insincerity.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's not just that the movie itself is wicked awful, it's that Mr. Deeds brings out the worst in Adam Sandler.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Pretty awful, but teen Sandler fans may like it.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

No amount of spastic-colon jokes, cartoon violence or good-buddy cameos (Al Sharpton, John McEnroe) can distract from the fact that Gary Cooper [Sandler] ain't.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There's nothing funny about this.


The end result isn't dreadful, but it is patchy.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Let's cut to the consumer-advice bottom line: Stay home.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The projectors in the theater practically shut down with boredom.

Michael Dequina
Film Threat

Sandler barely expends any energy trotting out the "average dude who shakes up stodgy high society" schtick, and director Steven Brill and scripter Tim Herlihy follow lazy suit.

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Dead Angel
Corney word is written all over it. Watchable.
Alex roy
Mr. Deeds is yet another awful Adam Sandler comedy. I saw this in the theatre when it came out, and came out disappointed. The film was terrible, unfunny… More
Scott Green
don't hold your breath for a laugh, you'll be holding it for 2 hours of a badly written script, something you expect alot from films with Adam… More
Sam Barnett
People tell me I place too much importance in review scores - that I like movies based on how much critics like them. That is categorically not true, and Mr.… More
Albert Kim
Uninspired humor and dull plot. Only thing that redeems this snorefest is Adam Sandler.