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Click (2006)



Critic Consensus: This latest Adam Sandler vehicle borrows shamelessly from It's A Wonderful Life and Back To The Future, and fails to produce the necessary laughs that would forgive such imitation.

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A workaholic architect, frustrated in his job but determined to make a better life for his family, is bestowed with a powerful universal remote that allows him more control over his life than he ever knew possible in director Frank Coraci's high-concept fantasy comedy. On the surface, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) seems to have it all, yet with all the demands forced upon him by his ungrateful boss (David Hasselhoff), Michael finds that setting aside time to spend with his loving wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and two picture-perfect children, Ben (Joseph Castanon) and Samantha (Tatum McCann), has grown increasingly difficult. When a frustrating bout with the television remote leads the overworked husband and father to a nearby Bed, Bath & Beyond in search of a universal remote with the power to control all of his electronic devices, a curious peek into the back room leads Michael into the company of eccentric employee and talented inventor Morty (Christopher Walken). It seems that Morty has created a device that will not only allow Michael complete control over his television and stereo, but his entire life as well. As Michael discovers that the remarkable device has the power to muffle the barks of the family dog, zoom himself past an irritating quarrel with his wife, and even allow him to travel back and forth through time to different points in his life, the rush of being able to skip straight to the good parts in life soon leaves him feeling as if he's missing out on the total experience. Only when Michael begins to realize that the he has lost control of his life and the remote is now programming him does he finally learn that life is as much about the moments he'd rather forget as it is the moments he will always remember. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Adam Sandler
as Michael Newman
Kate Beckinsale
as Donna Newman
Henry Winkler
as Ted Newman
Julie Kavner
as Trudy Newman
Rachel Dratch
as Alice/Alan
Joseph Castanon
as Ben Newman (age 7)
Jonah Hill
as Ben Newman (age 17)
Jake Hoffman
as Ben Newman (age 22-30)
Tatum McCann
as Samantha Newman (age 5)
Lorraine Nicholson
as Samantha Newman (age 14)
Katie Cassidy
as Samantha Newman (age 22-30)
Cameron Monaghan
as Kevin O'Doyle
Nick Swardson
as Bed, Bath & Beyond Guy
Sidney Ganis
as Dr. Bergman
Sid Ganis
as Doctor Bergman
Michael Yama
as Watsuhita Head Executive
Eiji Inoue
as Watsuhita Executive No. 1
as Watsuhita Executive
Toshi Toda
as Watsuhita Executive No. 2
Frank Coraci
as Male Nurse
John Pagano
as Band Leader
George K. Eguchi
as Ancient Executive
Emilio Cast
as Michael (age 10)
Elliot Cho
as Ping Woo
Carolyn Hennesy
as Kathy O'Doyle
as Jogger
Alan Au
as Ping Woo's Father
Elena Patten
as Samantha's Friend No. 1
Cheyenne Alexis Dean
as Samantha's Friend No. 2
Willy Goldstein
as Lakeside Camp Boy
Sally Insul
as Aunt Peggy
Lily Mo Sheen
as Lakeside Camp Girl
Carolyn Hennessey
as Kathy O'Doyle
Gary Holm
as Fat Michael Body Double
Cheyenne Dean
as Samantha's Friend
Ryan Keiser
as Firecracker Teen
Christopher Gutierrez
as Firecracker Teen
Nickole Reyes
as Firecracker Teen
Brianne Davis
as Firecracker Teen
Robert Jones
as Firecracker Teen
Manish Goyal
as Habeeboo Entourage
Marco Kahn
as Habeeboo Entourage
Ahmad Jordan
as Habeeboo Entourage
Jamil N. Hodaly
as Habeeboo Entourage
Alireza Tanbakoochi
as Habeeboo Entourage
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Critic Reviews for Click

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (50)

The concept never really takes off on screen. Moreover, the only way such presumably uplifting cinema can work is if one feels in some ways for the characters and situations.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

As a moral fable Click holds no surprises; as a Sandler comedy, it's unusually dark, occasionally touching and pretty funny.

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As a broad family comedy this is perfectly acceptable, but from a sci-fi point of view it's a very pale imitation of the time travel classics it seeks to ape.

May 30, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are more farts and embarrassing sex jokes than laughs -- far more.

September 30, 2006 | Full Review…

Another 'nice' Sandler comedy that works, thanks to some smart and genuinely moving ideas at its core.

September 29, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When the DVD comes out I'm going to buy it and fast-forward through the whole thing. You know, for vengeance.

September 5, 2006 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Click

This movie is garbage and is not very funny the first and second act. So why am I giving this film a 80% out of 100%? Because the 3rd act of the whole film is the biggest moment in a film where I've cried, and for an Adam Sandler film, I really wasn't expecting that. I genuinely don't cry more than once in a film that often, but this film I cried 3 times in the last 22 minutes. Now the acting is less than perfect (Except for the Fonz,) and about 85% of the jokes in this film aren't funny but the scenes where he pauses reality and hits someone and messes with them, I die of laughter. Though the film does borrow very heavily from "It's a Wonderful Life" at the end it doesn't distract you at all when watching the film, and seeing how this film rips off the whole plot of "It's a Wonderful Life," one of my top 10 favorite movies, and my favorite christmas movie ever, it is actually very well pulled off, and to me this is the mature and futuristic version of that film. Its not nearly as good as it but it is good in its own right, and considering I hate Sandler, that is saying a lot.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Adam Sandler's usual charm and antics of childish-humor and gags are displayed, but it takes a turn into the dramatic direction towards the end, which makes it hard to determined what kind of film this is. Click has its laughs, its futuristic-technology-based layouts and even its somber tones. The amount of genre-blending makes it hard to say you can laugh or cry for this movie. Regardless it makes for a fair Sandler film.

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

This movie has a huge heart - it's too bad that it's so bloody hammy. It's a reminder to not be a passenger in your life: to cherish the little things, to put family first, to not work all the time, etc., and overall, I'm glad I watched it. Not brilliant - and not hilarious, which I fear a lot of disappointed viewers hoped it would be - but worth seeing once... and though this might not be saying a lot, it's probably Sandler's best movie since a year beginning with the numbers 199. By the way: isn't the story identical to A Christmas Carol?

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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