D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes


D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)



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A ten-year-old boy (Barret Oliver) found at the edge of a road is picked up and later adopted by a young childless couple (Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean). They begin to raise him, but find that he has several odd habits. When another couple claiming to be his parents come to pick him up, they begin to suspect there's more to the boy than meets the eye.

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Mary Beth Hurt
as Joyce Richardson
Michael McKean
as Andy Richardson
Kathryn Walker
as Ellen Lamb
Colleen Camp
as Elaine Fox
Josef Sommer
as Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
Steve Ryan
as Howie Fox
David Wohl
as Mr. Nesbitt
Danny Corkill
as Turtle Fox
Amy Linker
as Sherie Lee Fox
Ed Grady
as Mr. Bergen
Tucker McGuire
as Mrs. Bergen
Richard Hammatt
as Dr. Mulligan
Richard Hammat
as Dr. Mulligan
Charlie Gudger
as Basketball Kid
Stacy Woods
as Basketball Kid
Pat Fuleihan
as Woman at Window
Noreen Lange
as Facility Matron
Ginny Light
as Plump Woman
Patrick Branner
as Mark Bennet
Susan West
as Andrea
Benjamin Peterson
as Piano Pupil
Hardy Rawls
as Bull McKenzie
Sean Hower
as Hannibal
James LaPointe
as `Goodbye Coach' Kid
Joseph Reed
as Facility Doctor
James H. Armfield
as Photographer
Kevin O'Neill
as 1st Technician
Russ Wheeler
as Copilot
Kevin O'Neil
as Technician
Paul Darby
as Technician
Blain Fairman
as Maj. Willows
Robert Arden
as Colonel
William Roberts
as Committee Man
Christopher Muncke
as Committee Man
Burtt Harris
as Air Force General
Ron Frazier
as Gen. Graycliffe
Major Wiley
as Operative USAF
James Fitzpatrick
as Tascom Security Soldier
Matt Butler
as Trooper
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Critic Reviews for D.A.R.Y.L.

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

There's an intrinsic emotional pull to this earnest tale of parents in search of a child.

April 2, 2014

To be sure, we`re not talking about a bad movie, just one that could have been so much better.

April 2, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Second half of the picture is the most far-fetched and also the most fun ...

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

A filming-by-numbers mix of small-town nostalgia, soapy family drama and high-tech sfx, this Dreary Android Runaway Yarn Lags way behind the Spielberg thoroughbreds it tries so hard to ape.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If there is a subtext to ''D.A.R.Y.L.,'' and I'm not entirely sure there is, it's that one should always be kind to a computer, because a computer might be somebody's brother.

May 20, 2003

What is most astonishing about the child robot D.A.R.Y.L. is not that he can singlehandedly fly a U.S. Army supersonic jet but that he is able to choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for D.A.R.Y.L.


Astounding to see there is an 80's movie left that I haven't seen! I have to say that I enjoyed this vastly more than my recent revisiting of The Goonies! Barett Oliver was such a cute child actor. It really is a shame he had a reasonably short movie career. Here he plays daryl, who is part robot, part human. Yes, it's a boys movie, but is a likable and enjoyable one. Though it looks dated and very typically 80's, for me that was part of it's charm.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Gosh, I saw this such a long time ago, I don't remember it, I should watch it again some day.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Daryl is a boy genius who lives with his foster parents. The government soon come after him.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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