Family Reviews

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June 11, 2019
I laughed real, deep, unable to stop myself laughs. This sweet script is funny, fresh and moving. But... it's set in the oddly dark world of Juggalos which it made it struggle with marketing.
May 4, 2019
It's a brisk watch that packs in jokes. The cast is supremely talented and delivers at every turn. Most of all, Family is a movie that celebrates what makes us all different and the best of us.
May 3, 2019
A comedy about a workaholic loner who discovers that she and her niece are not really losers.
May 1, 2019
A sunny and likable small-scale comedy about a bad role model and a hopeless kid.
April 30, 2019
It's a great flip on the usual script by ensuring this ugly duckling's lesson won't be empowerment through conformity.
April 30, 2019
Schilling navigates Steinel's perceptive, funny script with conviction and vulnerability.
April 29, 2019
This charming, shaggy story of embracing oneself to authentically connect with others is peppered with appealing performances...
April 27, 2019
Normally, I hate movies punishing women who've achieved success, but "Family" -- or more importantly, Schilling -- renders it a tad-bit palpable.
April 27, 2019
What makes Family so entertaining is the instant chemistry generated by (Taylor) Schilling and (Bryn) Vale...
April 27, 2019
Schilling's Kate emerges more realistically as profoundly insensitive.
April 26, 2019
Family successfully milks laughs from its contrived premise, and its game cast help it rise above its conventional roots.
April 26, 2019
[Taylor] Schilling's turn as a hellcat in a pantsuit is amusing albeit trite.
April 26, 2019
Family remains consistently funny, because the comedy is grounded in its characters.
April 26, 2019
"Family" is rarely laugh-out-loud funny...but it has a good-natured charm, the underutilized presence of Brian Tyree Henry as a martial-arts instructor, and [Taylor] Schilling to make it more memorable than it has a right to be.
April 25, 2019
Props to Steinel, Schilling and company for putting such a fresh twist on a familiar tale.
April 25, 2019
Family succeeds, for the most part, because of and not despite the sheer familiarity of its hoary storyline.
April 25, 2019
Kate is maybe Taylor Schilling's best cinematic character. She takes to Steinel's dialog with a flat affect that's entirely, awkwardly enjoyable.
April 25, 2019
Family manages to be about the destructiveness of strict gender roles and the need to let children explore beyond them without making it seem like a pathology to be pitied, or damage to be fixed. These days, that's still an achievement.
April 25, 2019
When Family works, it absolutely works.
April 24, 2019
Family mostly works.
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