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The Family Stone Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
a gob of yuletide Play-Doh
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I loved it.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The farcical elements are much too loaded to provide any real fun, and the Stones come off more as sanctimonious, politically correct left-wing prigs than enchanting.
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
The movie feels a lot like slacker brother Ben: a little sloppy, mostly predictable, some flashes of poignancy and wisdom, but ultimately doesn't live up to its potential.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 29, 2006
What's so refreshing about Thomas Bezucha's The Family Stone is how it plays off of genre expectations and effortlessly switches back and forth between comedy, romance and tragedy.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 14, 2006
Tocante sem ser melodramático, desenvolve bem seus personagens, cujas interações soam sempre reais. Além disso, o filme oscila com segurança entre o drama e a comédia e conta com um elenco formidável.
| Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
...turns from endearing to phony even before the first carol is sung.
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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 17, 2006
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 31, 2006
Una comedia dramática absolutamente menor, con personajes potencialmente atractivos pero finalmente inverosímiles y estereotipados.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rachel Clarke
Premiere Magazine
January 17, 2006
The Family Stone is a movie for everyone, especially during the holidays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 13, 2006
Thomas Bezucha who wrote and directed wanted it to build up to a romantic and madcap third act, perhaps a bit like MOONSTRUCK, but somehow it seems forced.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 11, 2006
Direction, acting, and even the dialogue are strong -- absolutely top notch. They are the work of professionals. It's the story line that bottlenecks the whole process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Angela Baldassarre
January 6, 2006
This film is clearly a vehicle for Parker. We wouldn't want to waste all the "Sex and the City" steam now would we?
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 5, 2006
I can't deny the incidental pleasures of watching these talented players giving it their all, even in such a misguided project.
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2006
A miserable misfire that might explain why so many people take their own lives during the holidays.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
December 28, 2005
The Stone's cruelty is a delight, especially when it turns out Parker actually is a giant loser.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 28, 2005
Like most family holiday gatherings, [it's] awkward and a bit loud in places, but filled with good humor and packed with familiar faces who give you a warm cozy feeling all over.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
December 27, 2005
Rings true in both a comedic and dramatic sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 26, 2005
...hits upon a couple of sad truths.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 24, 2005
In a time when even movie reviews are quick to qualify everything by perceived left or right leanings, The Family Stone's critique of those who conform their values to political dogma has pertinence.
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