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NYT Review: Adam Sandler's 'Blended' Will 'Make Your Children Stupid'

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Actor Adam Sandler makes a silly face for photographers as he arrives for the red carpet premiere of 'Blended,' May 21, 2014 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. | ROBYN BECK via Getty Images

To say that A.O. Scott was merely unimpressed by Adam Sandler's new comedy "Blended" would be an understatement.

In a scathing review of the rom-com that's been generating a lot of online buzz, the veteran New York Times film critic slammed the "sheer audience-insulting incompetence of the filmmaking and the writing" of the movie.

"'Blended' is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It will make your children stupid," Scott concluded.

Read the full critique on the New York Times.

Scott isn't the only film critic who's panned Sandler's new film, which also stars Drew Barrymore. In a review featured in the Telegraph, Anna Smith called the film a "contrived comedy" while Variety.com's Andrew Barker accused the movie of "undercut[ting] its own charms at every opportunity."

"Blended" currently has a 13 percent critics' rating on RottenTomatoes.com.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that moviegoers had given the film a rating of 13 percent on RottenTomatoes.com. That was the critics' rating.

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