The Addams Family Reviews

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December 19, 2019
All the casting here, like the film itself, feels too marketing driven, and the latter is obviously an excuse for a bad hip-hop remix of the classic TV show theme song.
December 4, 2019
It's tedious but, worse, it's wasteful. The wealth of talent that has gone into its making has been frittered away in a vain attempt to pump new heart into a creation that ran out of puff long ago.
October 28, 2019
If it ultimately feels a bit thin - more stylish pastiche than full-blooded reanimation - it should still distract your little terrors for an hour and a half.
October 25, 2019
This uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.
October 21, 2019
The message here is extremely trite and pat... There's not much to it, but if your kids want to see it, it's fine.
October 18, 2019
Its celebration of misunderstood outsiderdom is too generic to amount to much more than a bargain-basement 'Despicable Me'.
October 14, 2019
With sledgehammer subtlety, it transforms the antics of the titular clan into a tract for political correctness.
October 14, 2019
Anyone who's still engaged by the end of the movie is probably too young to remember the original.
October 14, 2019
The film's writing is unambitious; there's little to cause adults to smile knowingly.
October 14, 2019
You can tell from all the oddball minutiae... how the filmmakers are striving for fun worthy of the "Addams Family" legacy. But this incarnation just isn't the scream that it could be.
October 12, 2019
Much closer in spirit to Charles Addams' ghoulishly byzantine etchings (Lurch was indeed an escapee from a home for the criminally insane) and the '60s sitcom it spawned than Barry Sonnenfeld's sleepy and pukey remodelings.
October 11, 2019
The appeal of this "Addams Family," which doesn't break the mold, is simply to spend some more time in this gently spooky world, a gateway for budding creepsters and goths.
October 11, 2019
Even children will understand that the theme of encouraging individual expression would be more compelling if the storyline wasn't so resolutely dull.
October 10, 2019
As quickly as Thing can snap its fingers, we'll soon forget our visit with this version of The Addams Family.
October 10, 2019
All this talent, but an empty crypt of a committee-written script, which goes in mainly for cornball one-liners and sight gags working the eternal Halloween conceit of the Addams saga.
Top Critic
October 10, 2019
Like the candy that will inevitably get loaded into Addams Family-branded buckets on stoops at the end of the month, it's only empty calories.
October 10, 2019
It doesn't attempt to talk down to children, one of my biggest pet peeves about some family films.
October 10, 2019
Nothing more than toddler fodder. It's so sweet, the Addams clan would burn it in a bonfire.
October 10, 2019
There's a sugary sweetness about it that makes it seem rather more warm and fuzzy than what we normally associate with the macabre essence of all things Addams.
October 10, 2019
What's surprising is how low-energy this version is.
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