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The Family Stone Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Go ahead--throw the first stone. Throw it right at the screen. Take aim, wind up and let the rocks rip.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: D

December 24, 2005

The third act is marred by a moment of triteness that is uncharacteristic of the delicious and subtle complexity of the rest of the movie. Not your standard holiday family drivel!

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2005
Les Wright

The romantic realignments, which come later in the film, become transparent almost immediately.

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December 23, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Showered with such gifts as McAdams and Danes, Bezucha surprisingly squeezes precious few laughs out of his syrupy yuletide cider.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 22, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A wildly uneven, poorly-written film without much entertainment value.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

December 22, 2005

This is wonderful; it has heart and humor.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2005
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Let's just call it Meet the Stepmom for the Holidays and be done with it.

| Original Score: 6/10

December 22, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of those films that succeeds not because it surprises you, but because it does what you want it to do -- and it does so pretty well.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 21, 2005
Jackie K. Cooper

So determined to pair everyone up, whether logically or not, you'd think Noah's Ark was coming to town

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

December 21, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Like the character of Meredith, the film's bravado cannot mask a messy soul but should be given respect for showing up and sticking it out.

| Original Score: B

December 21, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Nothing like a little poignancy to mask a distasteful Christmas brew. But Rachel McAdams is hot.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 19, 2005
Kit Bowen

As one of the more likable holiday films to come around in a long time, the comedy The Family Stone will also surprise you with its depth and emotional appeal.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 19, 2005
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

And here, just in time for the holidays, is a television movie all dressed like a feature film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 19, 2005
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

The dark humor is amusing enough to suck you into the film, and the melodramatic conclusion will send you out of the theater with a tear in your eye.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

December 19, 2005
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine

The movie's stock base: pat revelations and cheap manipulations.

Full Review Source: Now Playing Magazine | Original Score: C-

December 19, 2005
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Gleefully irreverent and proudly offbeat in its rhythmic mix of pluckiness and pathos, Bezucha's festive family farce is up front and center.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 2005
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

One of the things I like about The Family Stone is that the characters seem real. They may have some quirks, but they're realistic quirks, not those devised by an overly clever screenwriter.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 2005
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

There are just too many damn characters, with the best ones taking a backseat to the dullish love quadrangle.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2005
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

It feels forcibly formulaic and yet sort of daringly original, all at the same time.

| Original Score: B

December 17, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of those cloying familiar whacky holiday formulaic sitcom drama/comedies that is what it is.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

December 17, 2005
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