• PG-13, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Fred Schepisi
    In Theaters:
    Apr 25, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 21, 2003
  • MGM/UA


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It Runs in the Family Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing story of a dysfunctional family.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 24, 2010
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Even though it flaunts its wealth, It Runs in the Family is a worthy tribute to all things Douglas.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 71/100

July 7, 2004
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Like those family albums you take out of the drawer every so often...a collection of fairly bland scenes that mean a lot more to the people in the picture than anyone else.

December 1, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

For what passes as a story, it's bickering and sniping, followed by outright hostility.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

October 21, 2003

'Tiene el grave defecto de un guión mal estructurado, que desaprovecha el talento de los protagonistas con diálogos poco creíbles y algunas situaciones forzadas'

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 2, 2003
Josh Gilchrist

It seems as though the Douglas' were desperate to work together so they didn't bother going out to find a quality film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 15, 2003
Todd Gilchrist

. . . few audience members will find something in the mélange of clichéd and clever ideas that doesn't personally resonate at some level. It Runs In the Family knows the words, but not the music. . .

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

May 30, 2003
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

To show up to the set everyday must have been a chore in itself, but to actually read some of these lines and play some of these scenes with the little-to-no direction they seem to have received is a sign of true dedication.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 27, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Endearing moments battle with forced melodrama to produce a muddled family portrait both tiresome and tender.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Doesn't even rise to the level of a daytime soap opera.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 3, 2003
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)

By the end of the film we also expect some closure; satisfaction in knowing that the Gromberg family is going to be okay. This conclusion never comes and we are left wondering whether the family will indeed persevere.

May 3, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A funny, articulate, imperfect, sometimes messy, often infuriatingly sentimental, but always caring and spirited movie.

May 1, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

There are enough genuine moments amidst its TV movie trappings.

Full Review

May 1, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One might rightly ask what runs in this family; based on the evidence here, it's nepotism. This is not a horrible film, but it's remarkably unexciting and formulaic.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The Douglas clan's answer to the Fondas' On Golden Pond might easily have been called On Golden Turkey.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

They must have made an intimidating pair because all during production no one had the courage to tell them that It Runs in the Family stinks.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2003
Ed Park
Village Voice
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Goes easy on the schmaltz, and the catastrophes have the puncturing feel of real life.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 29, 2003
Larry Carroll

Five years from now this will be remembered as the most expensive home movie ever made by a family. The DVD will look great on the Douglas family shelf - but God knows it won't be on anybody else's.

Full Review Source: Countingdown.com | Original Score: F

April 28, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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A lot of things, we see coming about three scenes in advance ... But, the three generations of Douglas' in particular, that's why I'm recommending this film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 28, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

What makes the movie interesting is mainly its gimmick.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

April 28, 2003
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