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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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