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75
What's special about the movie is how totally it believes in itself as a musical. The tunes, co-written by Sandler and a bunch of his pals, take on rock opera and traditional Jewish folk music with boyish exuberance.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
Heaven help the unsuspecting families who wander into Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights expecting a jolly animated holiday funfest.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Mazel tov, Adam, for having three movies released in five months. You should maybe spend more time on the next one?
38
Myopic Whitey, continually passed over for a lifetime achievement athletic award, bears a passing resemblance to Columbia's all-time No. 1 animated star, the nearsighted Mr. Magoo. It's nice to think that if he ever went to this movie, he wouldn't be able to see it.
38
New York Daily News
To be fair, Sandler deserves some credit for bringing us the first mainstream movie about Chanukah. Too bad it's completely idioticah.
38
Miami Herald
Do not, under any circumstances, consider taking a child younger than middle school age to this wallow in crude humor.
38
New York Post
The animated, Hanukkah-themed musical is, in fact, 75 minutes worth of belching, barfing and poo-jokes braided into a Grinch-meets-Scrooge-meets-"It's a Wonderful Life" storyline that's as stale as last year's potato latkes.
25
I'd prefer to think of Sandler in "Punch-Drunk Love," the one good movie of the three he did this year.
25
You've never seen a movie go from awwwww to ewwwww so fast.
0
Entertainment Weekly
You know all that artistic cred Adam Sandler built up with his acclaimed work in ''Punch-Drunk Love''? Well, he flushes it down the crapper with Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights -- the most ill-conceived animated comedy since the 1991 dog ''Rover Dangerfield.''
0
Wall Street Journal
An appallingly tedious Hanukkah comedy that must have bubbled up from the Porta Potti of his subconscious.

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