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The Family Stone Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I loved it.
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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 17, 2006
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
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 13, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
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?
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 P. 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
TheMovieReport.com
December 27, 2005
Rings true in both a comedic and dramatic sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review
December 23, 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 | Original Score: 4/5
December 22, 2005
This is wonderful; it has heart and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 21, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 21, 2005
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
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
December 19, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
December 19, 2005
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
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 18, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 18, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006

Film Ireland Magazine
January 31, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

Boston Phoenix
December 17, 2005
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 17, 2005

Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2005
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 17, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 16, 2005
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