70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Some of the comic bits are a little too broad and silly, but Derbez, in his feature debut, makes Instructions Not Included a balancing act more successful than it should be.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
There's a lot of movie here with unexpected developments, held together by the irresistible chemistry between Derbez and his adorable pint-sized co-star.
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63

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The film’s counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The ending of the movie is a real grabber, the sort of thing that lifts and improves a tediously long and otherwise mediocre film and tricks you into thinking it was better than it really was as you leave the theater.
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40

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Instructions Not Included is a sporadically amusing but unduly protracted dramedy that slowly — very slowly — devolves into a shameless tearjerker during its third act.
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55 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.