The In-Laws Synopsis
A CIA agent (Michael Douglas) wreaks havoc on his future in-law (Albert Brooks).
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All that's missing is wit and humanity.
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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Drug References, Action Violence and Suggestive Humor
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ This movie has more misfires than hits.
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