It Runs In The Family Synopsis
A top corporate lawyer (Douglas) comes to terms with suffering a stroke.
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Never quite transcends its movie-of-the-week trappings. But either you're glad to have spent time with these three generations or you...
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It's so wispy that at the end you wonder: Exactly what runs in the family?
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Manages to sidestep the potential overload of cheap sentimentality -- an intimate dance between an elderly couple registers with...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Father and son Kirk and Michael Douglas' moments together are among the movie's best.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's ''Hannah and Her Sisters'' with all the emotions and half the artistry.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is simply not clear about where it wants to go and what it wants to do. It is heavy on episode and light on insight, and although...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Every scene in this oppressive film has a theme or didactic purpose, but little life.
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25

New York Daily News

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The family's all here and surely, with all their accumulated years of wisdom, they should have been able to distinguish a cloying script...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A sodden drama of filial conflict that dares the audience to confuse the characters with the players. P.T. Barnum couldn't have come up...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Achingly long and pointless, "Runs" is a movie about family that's dishonest in its presentation of every relationship.
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Disappointing story of a dysfunctional family.
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