Critics are decidedly unimpressed with the Adam Sandler coming-of-age flick Grown Ups, despite (or maybe because of) help from Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, and Rob Schneider.
- Kyle Smith, New York Post: When Sandler "repeatedly slapped Rob Schneider in the face with a dehydrated banana, I was jealous of Schneider, who suffered less than I did getting slapped upside the head by this rotting fruit of a comedy."
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: The flick "drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes—physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial."
- Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: "The jokes are strictly out of adolescence and the locker room (old women are disgusting, grown women are nags, young women in tiny shorts are really, really hot.)"
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: "The ensemble is funnier than the material."
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