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Reviews: Delivery Man (2013)

delivery_manReviews for this film from our members:

  • Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora [Spanish]
  • [New – 2/27/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Edwin Arnaudin @ Ashvegas
    • Excerpt: Trying to cover the gamut of birth possibilities, these diverse humans and the distinct audience responses they intend to produce backfire, revealing the film as far less open and loving than it assumes.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Scott’s forehead-slapping blunder is that he does enough legwork to get us to buy the movie’s premise and then completely fumbles any attempt to make the characters’ reaction to it understandable or believable.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Canadian writer/director Ken Scott remakes his own French Language film “Starbuck” without changing a thing but the language and location, missing the opportunity to fine tune the problems with his original haphazard, contrived and unfocused script
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Vaughn, who does just fine playing motormouth sidekicks and roguish jokers, seems straitjacketed here by the treacly story.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Delivery Man isn’t technically a shot-for-shot remake, but the movie is one in spirit.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Amusing and compassionate, this frothy, feel-good comedy celebrates an unconventional concept of family.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Short Version: A heartfelt movie – but one that is neither laugh-out-loud or very insightful.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Its soft heart surprisingly trumps masturbation jokes and is ultimately in the right place, but “Delivery Man” is just flat and rarely rings true, ending up in a tepid, middle-of-the-road category.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
    • Excerpt: Delivery Man stumbles, bumbles and tumbles with Vaughn in the familiar role as the contrived cad that needs to grow up. In fact, Scott’s need to incorporate some heart-warming hogwash to give this limp and silly-minded story a boost registers with all the feel-good impact of a paternity suit.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: It’s high-concept premise, but at the heart of Delivery Man is an interesting question: do the kids have a right to know who their father is?
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Writer-director Ken Scott does the same thing twice by repurposing his 2011 French-language film “Starbuck” into a Hollywood movie that predictably loses something in translation.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Vaughn’s at his best when he’s playing guys who seem like they’re trying to con you. So it’s a bit difficult watching Delivery Man, and wondering if he’s really, sincerely, honestly trying to make you smile, or playing some kind of long-form prank.
Updated: November 21, 2013 — 9:37 pm

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