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The Family Stone


Genre :

Comedy, Romance

Release Date :

December 16, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Thomas Bezucha

Starring :

Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes, Tyrone Giordano, Craig T. Nelson, Brian J. White

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3 of 4

“..the best adult holiday film in a while..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..spends too much time on unconvincing romantic-comedy contrivances to be consistently engaging..”
by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..sparkles bright with originality..”
by Stella Papamichael [BBC Films]
2 of 5

“..Disappointing and ultimately irritating film that fails on several counts..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
4 of 5

“..an entertaining and honest family comedy..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
8 of 10

“..an engaging, life-affirming, feel-good movie..”
by Avril Carruthers [Movie-Vault]
2.5 of 4

“..an awkward hybrid that rarely surmounts its erratic tone..”
by Gary Goldstein [Reel]
7 of 10

“..a perfectly innocuous way to spend a couple hours enjoying the holiday season..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Kimberley Jones [Austin Chronicle]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Piet Levy [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by David Edwards [London Daily Mirror]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Brooke Holgerson [The Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Matt McKillop [Filmcritic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Allison Benedikt [Chicago Tribune]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
Reviewed by Jason Ferguson [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Patty Jones [Georgia Straight]

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