Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
I'm no fan of cheap sentimentality, especially when it's constantly cued by a hyper musical score (as in 'Liar Liar'), but I can forgive the film's need to appeal to a mass audience. It was still very entertaining throughout, and if it had been made for adults, it would have had to face profound theological questions that would have crushed it. A few scattered jokes are hilarious (the corpse's identity in particular tickled me), and the breezy efficiency of Shadyac and Steve Oedekerk is both a blessing and a curse. Beware of giant continuity errors.