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On DVD: TBD | On Blu-ray: Feb. 10, 2015

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Review

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2.5

Dave White Profile

Not so very bad. Or good. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    54

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Sherilyn Connelly

    While it has its moments, Miguel Arteta's comedy relies too much on gender-shaming and emasculation jokes.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    A passable, tolerable, not unbearable, totally inoffensive adaptation of Judith Viorst’s beloved 1972 children’s book.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    The homily-laden wrap-up, stressing the upside of bad days, is enough to make you hold your nose, but it only lasts a moment, which is suggestive of the way Arteta and the cast provide the energy and momentum to get the job done but not overstay their welcome.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bruce Ingram

    Disney’s bland comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day might have been a little more entertaining if it had been a little more, terrible, horrible, no good and so forth.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The overall message is pleasantly sweet: Bad days happen. Not only are they inevitable, but they serve to make the good times worth savoring. There's nothing dreadful about that.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lindsey Bahr

    Alexander is pleasantly devoid of the vulgarity and too-current pop culture references that are the default mode for many contemporary live-action kids' pics, and its earnest celebration of family gives the movie a comforting throwback vibe.

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