75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Make no mistake, though: The Perfect Family is Kathleen Turner's show. And when a series of crises forces Eileen to re-examine her values and beliefs, Turner rises magnificently to the occasion.
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65

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
It's still a kick to watch Kathleen Turner don a housedress and trade soothing pieties with Richard Chamberlain. The Perfect Family feels like it could have been more than that, but I suppose counting its blessings is the more Christian thing to do.
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60

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Watching a consummate pro like Turner navigate an uneven script, veering from farcical determination, her cheeks puffed like those of a demented chipmunk, to utter devastation, can be immensely entertaining, particularly when she's backed by an able cast, as she is here.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This debut feature by Anne Renton doesn't quite find the proper tone to convey its heartfelt message.
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45

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Renton's approach is, to its benefit, fair and never strident. But it's also gentle and cautious, often to a fault.
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40

Time Out New York

Turner seems stifled by the joyless role of a woman whose only purpose is to be taught the error of her sanctimonious ways.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While they have all the materials needed for a sharp satire, they're too timid to arrive at any real revelations.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
The film's single saving grace is Turner, who channels that legendary Catholic guilt like there is no tomorrow.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A useless film in every possible way.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Having the far from goody-goody Kathleen Turner play a holier-than-thou mother bent on winning a devout church title is an inherently hilarious premise.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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