The Family Man Reviews

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May 25, 2012
Its emotional core makes it easy to appreciate as a classical (if not classic) entertainment.
December 28, 2010
Pleasant movie despite some predictability.
February 15, 2010
Ratner isn't a capable enough director to work the alchemy needed to make this cheese into gold.
September 19, 2008
Leoni is a revelation. Vibrant and gorgeous, she plays her role of the determined mother in love with teasing, salty charm, providing just enough grit to save the film from Ratner's slushy direction.
December 30, 2006
A hunk of sentimental fluff that boasts an often-overstated performance by Cage and an annoying turn by Leoni.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
It's rare that an American movie lets slip such a snobbish distaste for the humdrum lives of its blue-collar audience base, but of course it doesn't last.
December 31, 2005
I voted for the happy ending, thusly, my enjoyment was diminished.
December 6, 2005
One of the few films this season able to offer something likely to entertain almost everyone.
December 6, 2005
If you're looking for a heartfelt, feel-good holiday movie, just give in and enjoy.
June 5, 2003
The makers of The Family Man were trying to do a kind of reverse It's a Wonderful Life without ever realizing that it doesn't work on paper, much less on the screen.
May 14, 2003
Redeems itself with raw emotion and the evocative force of love.
March 10, 2003
A holiday film Joe Lieberman could love, unembarrassed by its wholesome, sugary pro-family message.
February 8, 2003
Cage's delivery of the Big Final Speech is strained and uncomfortable, and the film's ending is unsatisfying, offering a conflicted message and only a meager chance of hope.
October 30, 2002
Perfect feel-good Christmas-period family entertainment. Highly recommended.
October 21, 2002
Cage and Leoni are cute together and struggle mightily, but they can't overcome this sinking ship of a script by David Diamond and David Weissman that telegraphs the ending in the first 20 minutes.
October 15, 2002
There is not a lot wrong with The Family Man, except for an almost total lack of surprise and a nasty attitude toward exactly the people who are supposed to pay money to watch it.
September 10, 2002
Okay, so this is kinda corny but hey, it's a Christmas movie, what do you expect? Plus, it's so well done that it doesn't matter that it's formulaic and not very deep.
August 2, 2002
I was disappointed with its overly sentimental tone and rather questionable message. Are married men with children actually more deserving of happiness than single guys? According to this movie, yes.
June 15, 2002
Even as the writers spin their entertaining suburban legend, there's a lingering feeling perhaps even they don't really stand behind the statement they're trying to make.
June 3, 2002
Demonios!, Y yo que estaba tan bien en mi soltera!
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