The Parent Trap Reviews

May 27, 2011
This 1998 romantic comedy mostly bores with its cumbersome exposition and close-ups of trivial objects scattered throughout lackluster montage sequences.
July 6, 2010
New pic is slick, sentimental and exceptionally well cast, with enough cross-generational appeal to suggest strong commercial potential.
June 24, 2006
The light comedy is sweetly timed, the direction smart and assured, and the visuals bright, colourful, unobtrusive and faultless.
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
January 1, 2000
The lavish, super-cute new version of The Parent Trap is a remake of the 1961 Hayley Mills hit, which was seriously adorable in its own right
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Movies like this remember how much fun escapism can be.
January 1, 2000
It never fails to amaze me that something as essentially light and pointless as Disney's remake of The Parent Trap can clock in at over two hours in length.
January 1, 2000
Richardson and Quaid, who is beginning to resemble Harrison Ford in his rumpled mode, have great chemistry. It's a shame it takes so long for the movie to bring them together to demonstrate it.
July 29, 1998
Responsibility for making this Trap tender rests heaviest on the bird-size shoulders of auburn-haired, freckle-faced Lohan, now 11, who won the unenviable job of making us forget about Hayley Mills -- at least temporarily.