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Father of Invention Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The screenplay, by Mr. Cooper and Jonathan D. Krane, is so sketchy that it feels like a hastily executed first draft.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Nick Pinkerton

    The rather unappealing character of Axel is indulged with every opportunity for redemption, as Spacey is indulged with every opportunity to showboat.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Comedies don't get much more unfunny than Father of Invention, a lame and somewhat preachy comic take on a father trying to get back into his daughter's good graces.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate.

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