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83
Williams hasn't been this sympathetic in years.
75
This premise is well-established because of a disturbingly good performance by Daryl Sabara as Kyle, the disgusting son.
75
For a comedy about autoerotic asphyxiation, epic deception, and shameless exploitation, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly sweet and tender affair.
75
After leading the audience into some very inky satire, Goldthwait backs off.
75
Goldthwaite's script has the honesty of someone speaking with the voice of experience.
75
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The edginess here isn't merely facile. Goldthwait's movies, including the under-appreciated "Shakes the Clown," are about reclaiming dignity from the dung heap. And he's found a fitting collaborator.
63
A few scenes in World's Greatest Dad may qualify it as the most uncomfortable and unsettling movie to sit through of any this year.
63
A tad too long, and takes its sweet time to get to the point. But its twisted heart is in the right place.
63
It takes a while for the movie to build to its wicked possibilities and only a few scenes to squander them.
50
Sadly, once the movie shifts gears, it becomes a timid "Donnie Darko."
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Dunderheaded delirium from writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait.

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