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The Kids Are All Right Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
October 27, 2010
it is a miracle of mainstreaming - but in making her film just like any other family drama, Cholodenko also risks bringing a certain generic blandness to her 'unconventional family'. Perhaps that is the acceptable price of equality...
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 26, 2010
Hugely entertaining, frequently funny and genuinely moving, this is a sharply written comedy-drama with refreshingly original characters and terrific performances from all five leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
October 24, 2010
The Critics Are All Wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 24, 2010
Five of this year's best screen characters appear in this comedy-drama about a relatively ordinary family facing some unusual challenges. And while the premise seems extremely offbeat, it's actually beside the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
There are few films as soulful and human as Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. That a film can set itself apart from the pack by merely being human is somewhat depressing, but there you have it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Fennell
Channel 10 Australia
September 8, 2010
A smart, funny, insightful take on the dynamics of Modern Families. It taps into both the universal and specific dynamics of the family unit. Bening gives a career best performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
The Australian
September 7, 2010
The Kids are All Right is funny, touching and honest, all the elements that make independent cinema so much more rewarding, most of the time, than the mainstream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
September 5, 2010
The Kids Are All Right is a film about marriage, family and parenthood and it explores these themes with far more integrity, insight and humour than many other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 3, 2010
This is a witty and insightful film. Lisa Cholodenko has a talent for observational comedy; comedies which capture the zeitgeist, usually achieved by throwing together people with two different sets of expectations.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
September 3, 2010
Common to all Cholodenko's films is a fascination with the mayhem that can result when the chronically stitched-up come up against the amoral and fancy-free.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Craig Mathieson
sbs.com.au
September 2, 2010
The Kids Are All Right gets at basic, underlying truths, and opens them up with both sly humour and brittle neediness. Lisa Cholodenko has found her home.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 2, 2010
A shrewd, well-observed modern comedy about achieving acceptance with no exceptions, The Kids Are All Right is the freshest feelgood film to drop in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jude Allder
Empire Magazine Australasia
September 1, 2010
Excellent performances, notably Ruffalo, fuel a fine family affair.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 1, 2010
What makes this film, by Lisa Cholodenko, who co-wrote it with Stuart Blumberg, work, are the performances. Annette Bening is sublime.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
September 1, 2010
I didn't take a lot away from the film but there are some wonderfully uncomfortable scenes that make it worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
August 31, 2010
A near masterpiece; part sex-comedy, part radiant and wry portrait of contemporary relationships.
Belinda Hazleton
FILMINK (Australia)
August 31, 2010
This intelligent, non-confronting film doesn't set out to change the world. Rather, it presents a compassionate view of family life today, without judgement or undue comment.
Sean Rom
Trespass
August 30, 2010
One of the most compelling cinematic depictions of family life to come along for some time.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 30, 2010
Sure, the kids are all right, but poor dad has been beaten to a pulp!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 27, 2010
The screenplay is beautifully honest and well observed; not only is it truthful about human nature, it finds the humanity as well as the flaws in all the characters
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