88

Premiere

The Family Stone may not be super-serious or even, well, sly, but none of that matters: this is a warm and engaging film that is sure to become a perennial Christmas favorite.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Keaton, a sorceress at blending humor and heartbreak, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
As stuffed with beguiling performances - some of them unexpectedly good - as its script is overstuffed. And though even the beguiled may feel manipulated the next morning (or when hitting the exits), the players put it over by a nose. Happy holidays.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Silly at times, leaning toward the screwball tradition of everyone racing around the house at the same time in a panic fueled by serial misunderstandings. There is also a thoughtful side.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Parker has a great time being the anti–Carrie Bradshaw while Keaton-as-matriarch is a particular joy -- funny, beautiful, elegant, touching, and at ease with a familiar, get-out-your-hankies holiday subplot.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A machine-tooled entertainment that's as fake and flimsy as a plastic Christmas tree. The only reason the movie isn't as bad as it has a right to be is the marvelous Diane Keaton.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The slapstick weeper The Family Stone is a lump of coal brightened by four diamond-sharp performances.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is a holiday romantic comedy that wants to put the holiday romantic comedy out of business.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Spends too much time on unconvincing romantic-comedy contrivances to be consistently engaging. Throughout the uneven film and its mixed bag of performances, the compelling point of focus is Diane Keaton's smart, funny, spot-on natural portrait of the formidable Stone matriarch.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Bezucha made something perverse, a feel-bad holiday film about a repellent family, with a milquetoast dad and a smug, devious harpy of a mom.
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56 out of 100
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