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The Addams Family Reviews

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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
August 16, 2007
Ooky the Addamses may be, subversive they ain't; it plays like a paean to the nuclear family.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2007
An extended collection of one-liners and not much more.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
More than merely a sequel of the TV series, the film is a compendium of paterfamilias Charles Addams's macabre drawings, a resurrection of the cartoonist's body of work. For family friends, it would seem a viewing is de rigueur mortis.