Spanglish Synopsis
A Spanish-speaking housekeeper moves into a married couple's home.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A rich blend of humor and heartbreak.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What he's (Brooks) come up with is one of the most humane works ever made about the lives of working mothers.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A pepperpot bubbling with pungent insights and sharp wit, Spanglish is about how people, like cultures, are more alike than not.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The one movie families search for every Christmas for an outing, the way "Something's Gotta Give" was last year and "Jerry Maguire" was in...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Brooks is solidly in charge of this feel-good fairy tale as he gets terrific performances from everyone including two super-talented child...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is not quite the sitcom the setup seems to suggest; there are some character quirks that make it intriguing.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An unusually shallow and facile work for Brooks, but the writing and the performances - other than Leoni's - keep us at least halfway...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Leoni is a very attractive woman, and she should be credited for giving a brave performance, but her character starts to produce...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I've enjoyed Ms. Leoni's comic gifts in the past, and I'll enjoy them again, but Spanglish asks her to play crazed, and she delivers with a...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is a deeply unpleasant movie masquerading as a heartfelt social commentary on life in these United States.
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good.

By panther96
A good date movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Mixed messages wrapped in stale stereotypes.
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