Reiser has given us a film that makes us laugh while contemplating the ways we understand and misunderstand those we love.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The film is a little saccharine and never as moving as Reiser expected. I know Reiser loves his father, but I didn't need to pay to be told it.
| Original Score: 5/10
The Thing About My Folks contains more sap than a Vermont maple.
| Original Score: C-
...provides [Falk] with an opportunity for his best work in a a Hollywood film since the hilarious and underrated Big Trouble (1986).
The truth about this sweet, rather shambling little movie is somewhere between the gush and the criticism.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's a slow enjoyable ride where you aren't asking "are we there yet?" all the way through it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Before I saw this film, only one movie, Field of Dreams, had ever made me cry. Now there are two.
| Original Score: 4/4
A lot of the humor is forced and unfunny.
| Original Score: 2/4
If Reiser's smart, he'll hire Falk for a new Columbo episode, 'The Case of the Roadkill Movie.'
[Falk turns] a stereotyped curmudgeon into a warm and winning character and the only reason to watch.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Formulaic to the max, it's never as funny nor as insightful as it wants to be.
Back when this flick was called "Big Fish," it was a great movie.
Reiser, a famous face from the long-running TV series Mad About You, here proves himself to be a skilful writer and actor for the big screen.
A straight-up case of really bad filmmaking, all mangled punchlines and sitcom setups and all of it too long in the telling.
| Original Score: 2/5
Two men of very different generations coming to understand and appreciate each other makes for some fine moments. And that's just the actors.
Director Raymond De Felitta's clinical visual treatment renders the tone too cold.
A 'Mad About Gramps' episode that requires Falk to line-dance to Travis Tritt and otherwise demonstrate that old people sure are funny and cute and flatulent.
| Original Score: '1/4'
If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to be trapped in a '36 Ford convertible for 47 years with a Yiddish theater version of Dr. Phil and the runaway bride, this is the movie for you.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Takes Reiser's good screenplay, adds a veteran actor who nails his performance, and comes up with a perfectly charming comedy.
| Original Score: A-