The Family Man Reviews

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February 15, 2010
Ratner isn't a capable enough director to work the alchemy needed to make this cheese into gold.
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.
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.
March 10, 2003
A holiday film Joe Lieberman could love, unembarrassed by its wholesome, sugary pro-family message.
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.
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.
May 8, 2002
If it were only predictable, syrupy, and overlong, The Family Man might still be worth watching for the appealing performances from Leoni and Cage.
March 22, 2002
A series of moments, sentimental and comic, that never do add up to a coherent fable.
October 30, 2001
July 16, 2001
Perhaps The Family Man would be more palatable if it played up on--or even acknowledged--its female revenge fantasy aspects.
July 12, 2001
...a feel-good romantic comedy with serious overtones that we've all seen before...predictable from start to finish.
April 16, 2001
So undernourished and one-dimensional that it begins to drag long before the misty-eyed conclusion.
April 13, 2001
despicable and insidious
February 9, 2001
Like most holiday movies, The Family Man is meant to have a very positive message, but it's a message that is troubling too.
February 7, 2001
Exists only to provide middle-class, middle-brow entertainment.
February 7, 2001
February 7, 2001
Es de esos filmes que estn en el lmite entre ser considerados como una buena o una malas pelcula
February 7, 2001
Most of the jokes are stale and flat (New Jersey as a concept is not that funny), and the ultimate moral in this supposedly hip fairy tale feels like some sort of 1980s Yuppie guilt trip.
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