A hotel handyman (Adam Sandler) tries to make the most of the situation when he learns that the outlandish tales he tells his niece and nephew are coming true.
" Lazy, simplistic and self-serving are the best ways to describe the bedtime stories Skeeter Bronson (Sandler) tells his niece and nephew, and the words just as aptly apply to the film that showcases them. "
" The twitchy anxiety that once powered his persona has given way to a doughy anonymity. "
" Those other Adam Sandler comedies? Turns out they were the grown-up efforts. "
" When it comes to holiday tales, it would be best to reread The Night Before Christmas rather than waste time or money on Bedtime Stories. "
" It's a delightfully innocent movie that the actor can actually show to his two baby daughters without blushing. "
" It's a sweet kids movie and I commend Sandler for trying something different in his career. "
" Richard Griffiths best gets the antic spirit of this enterprise, relishing his multiple roles as Sandler's phobic boss and several fantasy characters. "
" Sloppy, choppy, and saved by an affably low-key and typically sophomoric Sandler performance. "
" After sitting through this fractious fairy tale, we feel as plucked as a Christmas goose. "
" An innocuous but haphazard family comedy that seems less crafted for children than dreamed up by a team of them. "
" Bedtime Stories champions imagination while having too little originality itself. "
" For a creative premise, it's downright dispiriting to see such a banal interpretation. "
" For prepubescent kids, Bedtime Stories will be a perfectly enjoyable work -- a PG-rated introduction to a heralded comic actor trying to inspire a new generation of Adam Sandler fans. "
" I didn't like one part of this movie. "
" If you listen carefully to the strains of 'When You Wish Upon a Star' during the Disney corporate intro, you may hear Walt moaning in his grave. "
" In Bedtime Stories the pain of this artistic limbo is written all over Adam Sandler's character, a resentful hotel handyman named Skeeter. "
" It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief. "
" Judged as a piece of family entertainment, it's too haphazard and poorly paced to satisfy viewers too young to have ever attended a kegger. "
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