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Dads (2020)



Critic Consensus: As solidly dependable as the fathers it depicts, Dads pays affectionate -- and affecting -- tribute to some of the many ways parents can make a difference.

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In the documentary Dads, director Bryce Dallas Howard explores modern-day fatherhood through the anecdotes and wisdom from fathers all around the world and from notable Hollywood funnymen such as Conan O'Brien, Will Smith, Judd Apatow, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, and Jimmy Kimmel. The film is also underscored by the story of Howard's own father, Ron Howard, and how he strives to meet the standards set by his own father, Andy Griffith.


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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (8)

This is really sweet and it put a big smile on my face.

June 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Whenever the director steps outside her Hollywood bubble to tell stories of real people facing real challenges... Dads hits just as hard as one might hope.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

All these narratives, expertly spun by Howard, are punctuated by tear-jerking codas.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dads is so earnest and likable that you might feel bad for not loving it more.

June 19, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Snippets may make you feel a bit sick - but beyond them are six genuinely moving stories.

June 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Whatever you might call the opposite of a vengeful exposé - an imposé? - Dads is it, foregrounding the older Howard's work-life balance and emotional accessibility.

June 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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