In the Family Synopsis
A gay man (Patrick Wang) fights for custody of his late partner's biological son.
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Slant Magazine

An acutely felt, altogether devastating family drama as intimate and affecting as it is sprawling and untamed.
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100

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Wang has made a confidently intimate movie that is devastatingly larger-than-life.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What a courageous first feature this is, a film that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about...
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90

The New York Times

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Mr. Wang's slow-reveal psychological drama isn't just a showcase for his excellent ensemble cast. Beautifully modulated and stylistically...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This deeply humanistic, profoundly touching work representing independent cinema at its finest should be seen by far wider audiences.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Deliberate and marked by uncommon grace, In The Family manages to feel politically and culturally acute without ever resorting to...
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70

Village Voice

With an incisive understanding of character, believably naturalistic acting, and lengthy scenes that don't feel stretched out so much as...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Despite a number of plot twists, In the Family is more about its constant blanks and dead time, its silence and inert camerawork, which...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It is probably unlike any movie you've ever seen, and in ways both bad and good. It is, by turns, inept and brilliant, shockingly...
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A beautiful, moving film

By kmesfahani
I decided to see this movie after scanning the soaring critic's ratings, and I am so glad I did. It is a beautiful, moving look at what family means, and at the steep challenges facing those dealing...