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70
"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.
70
Variety
With Bedtime Stories, Sandler has delivered on his promise to make a movie his kids can enjoy. What's more, he's managed to do so without alienating his core audience.
63
This is a harmless and pleasant Disney comedy and one of only three family movies playing over the holidays.
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
More ho-hum than ho ho ho.
40
Sandler's shambling Yogi Bear-ness will be the big appeal to holiday-vacation audiences.
25
Rolling Stone
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."
25
Sandler's bizarrely clunky kiddie flick, is a sort of upside-down "Princess Bride."
25
It's a dispirited, galumphing mess.

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