75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Relies on comic formula -- but does so with more than usual panache.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
But uneven acting isn't fatal here, since Andrew Bergman's screenplay is strong enough and Andrew Fleming's direction seamless enough to carry it forward.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A remake, done right, was not a bad idea. And, fortunately in this case, it has been accomplished with some flair. The result is a lightweight source of entertainment that maximizes humor and minimizes serious stuff.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This In-Laws feels, in the end, formulaic and unnecessary, especially when the original is yours for the renting at the video store.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Big, bloated and only intermittently amusing.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Everything sly and low-key about The In-Laws, a 1979 comedy...is supersized and coarsened in Andrew Fleming's remake.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Tolerably tepid.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
While much of The In-Laws feels stuck in time, what really does it in is the script's boring, modern sensitivity to fatherhood, and bonding with one's kids, and all that enlightened parenthood crap.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that The In-Laws was directed by Andrew Fleming, who delivered the fizzy Nixon-era comedy ''Dick'' a few years back and who also had a hand in ''Grosse Pointe,'' the wicked, briefly-lived WB parody of TV teen dramas. The man obviously knows from satire, but not on the evidence of anything here.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All that's missing is wit and humanity.
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46 out of 100
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