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Stuart Saves His Family Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Stretched out to an agonizing ninety-seven minutes, Stuart goes from being passably amusing to tedious to virtually unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
June 19, 2001
Better than most SNL flotsam, but surely that's not saying much.
| Original Score: 67/100
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Though it misfires, this spoof of recovery programs should be noted for its sincerity.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
All in all, it's a misfire -- but a misfire that's more interesting than a lot of successes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
I forgive you, Al Franken. You were young and needed the money.
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 8, 2003
There can be no excuse.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Stuart is a disarming figure -- likable in small doses, but fragile and not particularly adaptable.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
It was much funnier when we didn't see Stuart's family. And, if we have to see them, it would have been much funnier if they were strait-laced '50s sitcom types.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Big mistake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The plotting is surprisingly banal, involving even talk of a property easement and turning Stuart into the executor of a relative's estate. And the relatives' problems are taken semi-seriously, which is more than this lightweight film can handle.
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
May 14, 2008
It isn't good enough, it isn't smart enough, and, doggone it, most people won't like Stuart Saves His Family.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Those familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous' 12-step recovery programme may bond in sympathy. The sentimentality, however, doesn't play.

Film4
May 14, 2008
Played unsuccessfully for laughs, it is ploddingly directed. And proudly proclaimed as a Ramis film. After this he should change his name or profession.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I not only enjoyed Stuart Smalley, doggone it, I liked him, and that attitude of gratitude ain't just a platitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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