The Family Fang Reviews

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August 27, 2018
Bateman brings the full force of his directorial ability to the film, finding beauty in every camera placement and character movement.
August 23, 2018
Perhaps a desire to distance itself from being a Wes Anderson knockoff was slightly overplayed, because Bateman's version, while good, is more downbeat than it has to be.
August 23, 2018
"The Family Fang" is a fairly solid feature that explores familial relationships in a different context. It also questions the dedication to art by way of sacrificing personal relationships for it.
November 16, 2017
The Family Fang: A Real Dysfunctional Family
September 27, 2017
The Fangs may be an odder family than most, but the damage they inflict is a matter of attitude.
September 21, 2017
Bateman and Kidman have an easy chemistry, while Walken and Plunkett deliver strong performances.
August 7, 2017
The Family Fang is far from the feel good movie of the year. But it has purpose.
February 21, 2017
A humorless, Debbie Downer of a dysfunctional family drama, all the more disappointing given its promising pedigree.
January 27, 2017
There's a heartfelt give and take between Kidman and Bateman ... The film suggests that life can easily be a series of performances, with a genuine sting to Caleb's disdain when he's challenged by his own offspring.
January 9, 2017
The Family Fang is an enjoyable film to watch with genuine characters who have relatable flaws and believable bonds.
December 26, 2016
Mainstream comedy fixture Jason Bateman proves his directing chops presiding over the distinctly non-mainstream, darkly comic story about a dysfunctional family borne from performance artists.
November 30, 2016
No masterpiece, certainly, but substantially more interesting than comparable productions such as Captain Fantastic.
November 15, 2016
On the basis of Bad Words -- a film destined to be a cult classic -- and The Family Fang, Jason Bateman is undoubtedly a real-deal director.
July 1, 2016
Laced with subtle performances and rich characters, Jason Bateman's The Family Fang is a big improvement over his last movie, the overly cynical-but-cute Bad Words.
June 17, 2016
This offbeat dysfunctional family saga sidesteps clichs with its tale of adult children trying to escape the past.
June 6, 2016
Filmed with an economic focus on revealing character details, and lit in shadowy brown tones that reflect the inner darkness surrounding these siblings, "The Family Fang" grounds itself in the emotional truths of their states of mind.
May 22, 2016
... Bateman proves his direction as remarkable at the very least, giving the drama and comedy film a suspenseful and skeptically ominous feeling ...
May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016
[The] attempted vulnerability feels somewhat hollow ... there's no side to take.
May 13, 2016
Too flaccid to fully invest.
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