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      Getting Even With Dad

      PG 1994 1 hr. 48 min. Kids & Family Comedy List
      3% 31 Reviews Tomatometer 25% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Con man Ray Gleason (Ted Danson) is going after one last heist -- a stash of rare coins -- when his estranged son, Timmy (Macaulay Culkin), unexpectedly shows up. Ray is too busy with his robbery to spend much time with his son, so Timmy decides to blackmail Ray into acting like a father. He hides the coins and promises to give them back only after Ray takes him to amusement parks and baseball games. All the while, Detective Theresa Walsh (Glenne Headly) is closing in on Ray. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 06 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Overly formulaic and tonally inconsistent, Getting Even with Dad tries for a sentimental conclusion it doesn't earn and winds up a slapsticky cash grab aimed at fans of Home Alone.

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      Marco V I'm not a movie expert but I watch and have watched a lot of movies. I remember seeing parts or most of this when I was a kid 5,6,7 years old and didn't remember much. so when I saw a nice copy of it on vhs at a local thrift store I grabbed it. Being mostly a horror fan I haven't gotten into or enjoyed non Horror movies for quite some time . Popped that sucker in and within 10 seconds I was watching this until the end. Maybe I'm just a sucker for 90's movies or 80's ☺️ but I enjoyed this . I can imagine that life style having a son of my self and yes ted danson is quite harsh to his child and can be totally unlikeable I found the conclusion to almost bring a tear to my eye. You get the classic funny gangster sidekicks and a little romance. This movie DOES NOT try to be like home alone at all.. I think they played the kid side and adult side of this movie really well and they just don't make them like they used too this little flick has more thought put into it then most block busters out today Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/21/23 Full Review Christopher E I remembered seeing this movie as a kid, and when I came across it on a streaming service, I wanted to check it out. I very much enjoyed it. The story might be pretty predictable and cheesy, but the performances were pretty genuine, and the fun and games portion of the movie was very entertaining. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Really confused by all the low ratings. This is a good movie with a really good plot. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/26/22 Full Review Audience Member Culkin starring in a Richie Rich movie was even more memorable. So many bad family films followed Home Alone. That were about kids beating up grown-ups. It's funny that Culkin even stars in one of them. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The worst Mack Culkin movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review steve d Not fun for anyone in the family. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Caryn James New York Times The film should have been a roller coaster ride; instead, watching it is like trudging through a swamp. Jul 25, 2014 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times The new summer movies don't get much more formulaic than this bald attempt to capture the audience that can't wait to see the next three or four installments of Home Alone. Rated: 2/4 May 28, 2013 Full Review Jane Stefanski Empire Magazine The feeble attempts at verbal and physical slapstick are so lacking in humour that they're embarrassing for both the players and audience. Rated: 1/5 May 28, 2013 Full Review JK Sooja Common Sense Media Panned upon original release, this family comedy doesn't ever quite get off the ground. Rated: 2/5 Nov 3, 2021 Full Review Lesley Thornton Independent on Sunday Macaulay Culkin is getting on a bit for a child star, but shows no sign of turning into a young actor in Getting Even With Dad. Nov 30, 2017 Full Review John Ferguson Radio Times Howard Deutch is a proficient enough second division director, but here he allows sentimentality to run riot, and the awkwardly ageing Culkin (approaching adolescence) no longer possesses the mischievous charm of old. Rated: 2/5 May 28, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Con man Ray Gleason (Ted Danson) is going after one last heist -- a stash of rare coins -- when his estranged son, Timmy (Macaulay Culkin), unexpectedly shows up. Ray is too busy with his robbery to spend much time with his son, so Timmy decides to blackmail Ray into acting like a father. He hides the coins and promises to give them back only after Ray takes him to amusement parks and baseball games. All the while, Detective Theresa Walsh (Glenne Headly) is closing in on Ray.
      Director
      Howard Deutch
      Screenwriter
      Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $18.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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