The Kids Are All Right Reviews

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
August 28, 2013
We're shown real life problems in a fictional story that gives us real life solutions. Bravo Lisa, your film is more than all right.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 25, 2013
Bening hoists this heavy-handed dramedy high with a burst of superhuman strength. And all you can do is sit in awe.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A twist on the traditional family drama, where every character has depth and deserves redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
February 27, 2011
The dialog seems like it was pulled from a magazine full of bad liberal clichés. It feels as if people who used to be progressives, but want people to think they still are wrote this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
This is very tricky material to parse, mainly because the movie is telling us one thing in dialogue and showing us quite another visually.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
What it lacks in grandstanding and pandering to the 'issues', this film more than makes up for with its great story, rounded characters and genuine sense of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 31, 2011
The Kids Are All Right is witty, touching and humane - and decidedly up to the minute.
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Its emotional pull remains consistent to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 18, 2011
More of a breezy drama, as opposed to a weighty comedy... the ace up its sleeve, aside from its "modern family" plot device, is its characters, brought to life with welcome layers and depth by the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz
January 11, 2011
How, despite such a talented, femme-centric cast, does Ruffalo's loveable idiot manage to walk off with the film?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
January 3, 2011
Regardless of the orientations, 'The Kids Are All Right' is an all-American film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
December 30, 2010
The Kids Are All Right would have been a highly regarded, stinging family drama in the tradition of American Beauty and Ordinary People even if the subject family was not so proudly unorthodox.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 19, 2010
A bittersweet family dramedy that challenges the perceptions of the perfect family...
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 10, 2010
The combined troupe do a good enough job to make the movie get by, but not enough to mask the huge gears running the story, nor the accidental and ironic anti-progressiveness the movie has the potential to convey.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 26, 2010
A long-form sitcom overly pleased with its own progressiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
November 24, 2010
...All the pieces are in place--I just wish Cholodenko had been a little more precious about the execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 24, 2010
Without any humor in the story, this would be a very sad story about a destructive mix of personalities causing havoc in a family. But the film does have a lot of humor in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 16, 2010
Una sensible comedia dramática sobre la falta de certezas (o la eterna búsqueda de ellas) que implica formar una familia, más allá de definiciones y preferencias sexuales. Excelente elenco en el que brilla especialmente Annette Bening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
November 14, 2010
if it wasn't for the distractingly wall-to-wall indie soundtrack... and mildly cop-out ending, I'd be pushing this straight to the top end of our Best of 2010 list.
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