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The Kids Are All Right Reviews

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August 21, 2017
A certain smugness creeps into the corners of The Kids Are All Right. Morality doesn't have to mean Puritanism, but there is something of that here.
August 21, 2010
Doesn't offer much beyond the rather depressing realization that, in today's screens, progressive sexual politics boil down to making a gay family's dysfunction as hackneyed as a straight family's
October 24, 2010
The Critics Are All Wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2010
Sure, the kids are all right, but poor dad has been beaten to a pulp!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2010
A long-form sitcom overly pleased with its own progressiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 23, 2011
This is very tricky material to parse, mainly because the movie is telling us one thing in dialogue and showing us quite another visually.
July 9, 2010
The bottom line is that I didn't find "The Kids Are All Right" to be particularly intriguing on any level. It seems too calculated to be taken as serious entertainment.
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October 3, 2018
The Kids Are All Right is the height of self-congratulatory, agenda-driven filmmaking. As such, you can expect to hear from it come Oscar time.
February 27, 2011
The dialog seems like it was pulled from a magazine full of bad liberal clichés. It feels as if people who used to be progressives, but want people to think they still are wrote this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 10, 2010
The combined troupe do a good enough job to make the movie get by, but not enough to mask the huge gears running the story, nor the accidental and ironic anti-progressiveness the movie has the potential to convey.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 11, 2010
While Certainly Not its Intent, this Film is So Vapid in its Plot and Empty in Character It Ends Up Being Anti-Gay in Message.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 18, 2010
What we have is an amiable character portrait that is enjoyable at times, but for me, difficult to get emotionally invested in.
July 5, 2010
There are not only glancing moments but whole sequences in this movie when the agony of social embarrassment makes you want to haul the characters to their feet and slap them in the chops.
November 24, 2010
...All the pieces are in place--I just wish Cholodenko had been a little more precious about the execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 7, 2010
Cholodenko's films always falter through their obvious, self-congratulatory point-making.
July 9, 2010
Somewhere around the halfway mark, the realization arrives with a dull thud: Turns out that unconventional families can be just as tedious in their melodramatic dysfunctions as any traditional clan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2019
I'm not sure there are many recent releases that understand and explore the family dynamic better than "Kids." That alone makes the film worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 30, 2018
Filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko gives so much depth and realism to this modern-day-family dramedy, you can feel the love pouring out of her for each one of these unconventionally authentic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 8, 2017
Together the performances mark the perfect recipe in a beautifully written story is both funny in the most surprising parts and touching when it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 7, 2016
A great story for our time.
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