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It Runs in the Family Reviews

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July 7, 2004
Even though it flaunts its wealth, It Runs in the Family is a worthy tribute to all things Douglas.
Read More | Original Score: 71/100
May 1, 2003
A funny, articulate, imperfect, sometimes messy, often infuriatingly sentimental, but always caring and spirited movie.
May 1, 2003
There are enough genuine moments amidst its TV movie trappings.
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April 30, 2003
One might rightly ask what runs in this family; based on the evidence here, it's nepotism. This is not a horrible film, but it's remarkably unexciting and formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2003
Goes easy on the schmaltz, and the catastrophes have the puncturing feel of real life.
April 28, 2003
A lot of things, we see coming about three scenes in advance ... But, the three generations of Douglas' in particular, that's why I'm recommending this film.
April 28, 2003
What makes the movie interesting is mainly its gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2003
Offers vignettes of personal challenges, tragedy and triumph that viewers can easily identify with and understand.
April 26, 2003
Absorbing despite the absence of what moviegoers consider to be dramatic events.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 25, 2003
Worthwhile, though the story is predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
Much better than its sappy ads make it look.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
This sort of message can become unbearably sappy. But It Runs in the Family manages to sidestep the potential overload of cheap sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
It Runs in the Family is the best look at aging and family dynamics since On Golden Pond and benefits from the same magical formula.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2003
It is impossible to know where the fiction leaves off and real life begins in [the Douglas'] tough-love exchanges, but the result is often electric, especially when the movie is in its darkest places emotionally.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2003
This one's for your parents, your grandparents, and the entire state of Florida.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2003
Much to my surprise and delight, the movie is nothing like its marketing.
April 25, 2003
Movie fans will probably be delighted to see four Douglas' in the same movie, but it really is disappointing that - after waiting so long to co-star with each other - this is the best they could come up with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
Breathes with much knowing truth and dainty detail about the intimate lives of families.
April 24, 2003
Throughout the movie you can feel the actors' offscreen relationships resonating with their performances and enriching them immeasurably.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2003
While it may not be off the hinges, It Runs in the Family is disarming enough that you won't exit the theater doors feeling like you've been hoodwinked.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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