83

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
It's a fascinating story, fascinatingly told.
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80

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
The film's emotional and psychological textures suffer for those losses, but Family is still riveting viewing.
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80

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Leaves a lot of questions unanswered, which is frustrating, but it gets high marks for honesty.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Julia Ivanova, a Canadian filmmaker, doesn't judge Olga; she refuses to see her through the eyes of a presumably better-off first-world citizen.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Though only 85 minutes, the film captures an entire, bewilderingly extended family and way of life inside a sturdy frame.
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58

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
There's no organizing principle in Ivanova's documentary, which unfolds in a ragged, seat-of-the-pants style that mirrors its subject's day-to-day life all too closely. Nenya's flock proves too big for the film to wrangle.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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