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The Thing About My Folks Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
Reiser has given us a film that makes us laugh while contemplating the ways we understand and misunderstand those we love.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 1, 2006
Moderately appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 15, 2005
...provides [Falk] with an opportunity for his best work in a a Hollywood film since the hilarious and underrated Big Trouble (1986).
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 23, 2005
The truth about this sweet, rather shambling little movie is somewhere between the gush and the criticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Szymanski
November 4, 2005
It's a slow enjoyable ride where you aren't asking "are we there yet?" all the way through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 20, 2005
Before I saw this film, only one movie, Field of Dreams, had ever made me cry. Now there are two.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
October 4, 2005
Back when this flick was called "Big Fish," it was a great movie.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 30, 2005
Reiser, a famous face from the long-running TV series Mad About You, here proves himself to be a skilful writer and actor for the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 30, 2005
Two men of very different generations coming to understand and appreciate each other makes for some fine moments. And that's just the actors.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
September 28, 2005
Takes Reiser's good screenplay, adds a veteran actor who nails his performance, and comes up with a perfectly charming comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 27, 2005
This passable dramedy plays like a Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm with fart jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 24, 2005
If you're of a certain ethnic persuasion, this is a film for you!
| Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 22, 2005
If you leave The Thing About My Folks thinking about your own folks, consider the movie a success.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
September 22, 2005
It should be the utmost in superfluous viewing, but there's seldom a good reason to pass up quality time with the ever-embraceable Falk, who can deliver a laugh line like nobody's business.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 22, 2005
Reiser wrote the script specifically for Falk and himself, so it's not surprising that the actors bond with their characters. And that makes it easy for the viewers to bond with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
September 21, 2005
'The Thing About My Folks' is Falk's film with Reiser having little to do except serve as sidekick and exasperated son.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 16, 2005
The thing about Paul Reiser is, just when you think you can't stand another lame, vulgar, obvious scene he's written, he blindsides you with some real insight or character truth.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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