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The Family Stone Reviews

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

A terrific screwball comedy in its own right, like a more erudite Meet the Parents.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B

December 17, 2005
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Ultra-contrived, but delivers an important message about tolerance.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

December 17, 2005
Matthew Turner

Disappointing and ultimately irritating film that fails on several counts, despite a handful of strong performances.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

December 17, 2005
James Berardinelli
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It's worth two hours for those who appreciate this kind of workmanlike, low-risk drama.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

December 17, 2005
Joe Utichi

Just desolately average.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 2/5

December 17, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

The delightful Stone family becomes the villain, and we're left unsure whether to crow in triumph when [Meredith] flees or hope she returns with a bazooka and blows the house up. It's this moral ambivalence that makes this thing so interesting.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

December 17, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Richly satisfying, The Family Stone takes us from laughter to tears and back again

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 16, 2005
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

This year's lump of cinematic coal has a diamond blazing inside.

Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2005
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

[The film] at times approximates the cozy hostility that can permeate real-life family gatherings. But then the movie's snap turns to sap, and edgy comedy becomes standard gazing-at-the-Christmas-tree warm fuzziness.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

December 16, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Some will find it touching, some will be too weary of the plot contrivances and the smug Stone family to care.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 16, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A feel-bad holiday film about a repellent family, with a milquetoast dad and a smug, devious harpy of a mom.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

December 16, 2005
James Hebert
San Diego Union-Tribune

Strangely, though, it's not an overdose of sentimentality that makes the family - - and the film - - so hard to buy. It's that most of its members are so blithely cruel.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 16, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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This is one busy wannabe heart-tugger.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2005
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Indie director Bezucha has held on to just enough individuality to breathe a little life into the cliches.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2005
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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The Family Stone is a lot slyer than you might expect.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2005
David Edelstein
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There are cringe-worthy passages and an overly sentimental structure (everyone pairs up so very tidily), but the performances are delightful, and the picture comes together.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 16, 2005
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Thomas Bezucha applies just the right light touch to the film, layering in strong dollops of wit, wackiness and warmth, making it among the best of its type.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 8/10

December 16, 2005
Gary Goldstein

The Family Stone is like a festively wrapped gift box that contains that special sweater you wanted - - only in the wrong size.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 16, 2005
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

In the spirit of the holiday family saga, I cry, Uncle.

December 16, 2005
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

'The Family Stone' is a cliche-ridden disaster that wants desperately to be a holiday tear-jerker, but mostly pushes all the wrong buttons.

Full Review

December 16, 2005
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