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The critics have not been kind to Adam Sandler over the years — but see just how unkind they’ve been to comedies in which he’s taken a lead role.

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  • “Sandy Wexler” (2017)
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33%

    “There’s no way to recommend it, yet I wouldn’t ask for my two hours back (though I do wish that they could have been sped up somewhat)” New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote.

    Netflix

  • “The Week Of” (2018)
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 27% 

    “The best that can be said about ‘The Week Of ‘is that it at least tacks some heart onto an otherwise stale, mothball-scented set-up,” EW critic Chris Nashawaty wrote in 2017.

     

  • “Little Nicky” (2000)  
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 22% 

    “Like spending 84 minutes in Hell,” critic Christy Lemire wrote when it hit theaters in 2000.

    New Line Cinema

  • “That’s My Boy” (2012) 
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 20%

    “Vulgar, trite, sexist, misogynist, hacky, tacky, gross, sentimental and stupid, with occasional flourishes of racism and veiled homophobia thrown in to boot,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote in his 2012 review.

    Columbia Pictures

  • “Just Go With It” (2011)
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19%

    “An early contender for worst movie of the year. If they were showing this on an airplane, I’d ask for a parachute,” Richard Roeper wrote in 2011.

    Columbia Pictures

  • “Pixels” (2015)
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 17% 

    “A middle finger aimed right at the audience,” The Verge critic Bryan Bishop wrote in 2015.

    Columbia Pictures

  • “Blended” (2014)
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14% 

    “I felt like it was crushing the soul out of me. But it’s still not as bad as Grown-Ups 2,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote in his review of 2014 movie co-starring Drew Barrymore.

    Warner Bros.

  • “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” (2007) 
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14% 

    “Even unrepentant homophobes deserve funnier,” Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips wrote in his 2007 review of movie about two firefighters who pretend to be gay to get benefits of a domestic partnership.

    Universal Pictures

  • “Grown Ups” (2010)  
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 10% 

    “I felt a deep sadness every time the audience laughed and the sounds of their chuckles turned into the ringing of the cash register, and all I thought was a grim, simple truth: This, America, is why we can’t have nice things,” critic James Rocchi wrote of the 2010 reunion flick starring some of Sandler’s best buddies.

    Columbia Pictures

  • “The Cobbler” (2015) 
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 9%   

    “A movie like this, in which not a single scene comes together, in which almost nothing makes you laugh or cry or think, reminds you that it’s truly a miracle when movies work at all,” Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris wrote in 2015 about the surprisingly bad film from “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

    Image Entertainment

  • “Grown Ups 2” (2013) 
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7%  

    “Yes, it’s time for another visit to the Adam Sandler Death-of-Cinema Fun Factory, the big-screen version of a terrible sitcom where laugh tracks are replaced by the co-stars chuckling at their own awful material,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote about this unnecessary sequel in 2013.

    Columbia Pictures

  • “The Do-Over” (2016)  
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6%   

    “It takes a certain blithe self-confidence to take this Scotch-taped-together plot and run it out well past the 90-minute mark,” critic Jesse Hassenger wrote.

     

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  • “Jack & Jill” 
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3%

    “Comedy moved on from the mid-1990s, and it’s time Sandler did, too. ‘Jack and Jill’ even gives fart jokes a bad name,” critic Jake Coyle wrote in 2011.

    Columbia Pictures

  • “The Ridiculous Six”  
    Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%  

    “Thanks for nothing, Netflix,” Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper wrote.

    Netflix

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    The critics have not been kind to Adam Sandler over the years — but see just how unkind they’ve been to comedies in which he’s taken a lead role.

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