The Addams Family Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There are a lot of little smiles in The Addams Family, and many chuckles and grins, but they don't add up to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2007
An extended collection of one-liners and not much more.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Gabe Leibowitz
eCinemaCenter.com
October 7, 2004
I suppose there's a certain kooky charm, but talk about dated...
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 19, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
April 6, 2003
Close but no banana; except sublime Raul Julia
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
The quality of humor varies from very black to very silly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An otherwise very funny scene featuring Thing amounts to an extended ad for Federal Express, and the rap beats from Hammer's new album boom from passing cars in several scenes -- nothing will date this movie faster.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film's aimlessness and repetitiveness eventually become draining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2010
They're creepy and they're predictable? Mysterious and rather tame?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Ooky the Addamses may be, subversive they ain't; it plays like a paean to the nuclear family.
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Variety
May 3, 2007
Despite inspired casting and nifty visual trappings, the eagerly awaited Addams Family figures as a major disappointment.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 3, 2007
Cinematographer-turned-director Barry Sonnenfeld and screenwriters Larry Wilson and Caroline Thompson haven't solved the problem of how to construct a film around a one-joke concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Melissa Camacho
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Dark comedy with macabre humor for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
Great translation of the classic television series.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
October 25, 2006
The plot is a threadbare thing indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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