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33

Metascore

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75
A fun bit of escapism that's even tender in spots.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
"Stories" makes a better Christmas movie than those generic comedies manufactured this time of year. The hits-to-misses ratio for its gags is above average, the sentimentality is kept in check and the film plays well to its audience.
63
This is a harmless and pleasant Disney comedy and one of only three family movies playing over the holidays.
63
Bedtime Stories does have a comic buoyancy, even as its plot trots on a predictable course. Perhaps the different accents and sensibilities have something to do with that.
63
Premiere
Russell Brand is absurd, funny and wonderfully out of place in a family movie.
50
The fantasy segments, played up in trailers, get bogged down amid the ho-hum tale of a loser making good.
50
Clean enough to fly the Walt Disney Pictures flag, yet it's full of bimbos and cleavage and shots of Adam Sandler getting kicked in the shins by a dwarf.
40
Sandler's shambling Yogi Bear-ness will be the big appeal to holiday-vacation audiences.
25
It's a dispirited, galumphing mess.
25
The shortage of wit and the excess of goo can be summed up in Sandler's line to these children of divorce: "I'm like the stink on your feet - I'll always be there."
0
As a PG-rated film opening on Christmas Day under the Disney banner, Bedtime Stories would seem to promise fairly wholesome family entertainment. What it delivers is the glitzy allure of a hotel setting, smarmy double entendres, Ferrari lust, Beverly Hills bling and pneumatic babes -- one of the characters is a surrogate Paris Hilton.

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