The In-Laws Reviews

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January 4, 2018
It's wonderful watching Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks having so much fun. It's also great to see a summer movie that doesn't rely on special effects.
January 4, 2004
June 11, 2003
Amazingly, the two versions have hit the casting bull's-eye twice in 24 years to provide superior entertainment.
May 30, 2003
There's no getting around the chemistry between [Albert] Brooks and [Michael] Douglas.
May 30, 2003
May 28, 2003
Albert Brooks in a thong is nearly worth the price of admission.
May 25, 2003
Both Fleming ... and the writers are smart enough to know when to leave a classic alone and when to replicate certain situations.
May 24, 2003
The memory of the first film isn't sullied by this version, but neither is it eclipsed.
May 24, 2003
The In-Laws, as if released from a time capsule, will delight those audiences who value nostalgia and highly unsophisticated fun.
May 23, 2003
Funny, if a bit broad.
May 23, 2003
Its laughs are sweet-natured, and Heaven knows the lead players earn every one.
May 23, 2003
Fans of the original may be disheartened by this glossier, action-packed version, but the brisker pacing and showy shoot-'em-up scenes are exactly what will appeal to the film's target audience.
May 23, 2003
If you've ever enjoyed watching Bergen, Brooks or Douglas, or ever been to a wedding you wish you'd missed, The In-Laws will make you laugh.
May 23, 2003
The jokes in The In-Laws are pretty good. The special effects? Not so much.
May 23, 2003
It's a pleasure to see Douglas in a rare movie where he doesn't have to grit his teeth in tension, just as it's always a pleasure to watch Brooks get mentally tortured.
May 23, 2003
The world didn't really need another set of In-Laws. But, if we're going to have one, it might as well be this one.
May 23, 2003
The new In-Laws never captures the cheesy anarchy of the original, something worth shooting for if you remake a comedy classic. But at least it's funny enough that we can't call it a sacrilege.
May 23, 2003
Fresh and funny all over again.
May 23, 2003
May not be in the same comedy league as the original, but it is amiable and action-packed, buoyed with two genuinely funny performances from Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks.
May 23, 2003
Although there are not enough big belly-laughs, the film offers a good time for Brook's fans.
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