Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best. Read full review
Was it just three years ago that Perry made his feature debut with "Diary of a Mad Black Woman?" Then his filmmaking was strictly amateur; now his sweeping pans and portentous closeups approach those of Pedro Almódovar. Read full review
Dude, what made you refuse to screen your film for critics before it opened Friday? I'm betting you would have received an earful of praise for your writing and directing. Read full review
Woodard conveys the rock-solid values of a true Christian without ever falling into sappiness. Bates is enjoyably larger-than-life, as the role requires. Read full review
Bates and Woodard strike up a real dynamic, and picture gives the duo room to improvise, leading to one raucous scene after another as they Thelma-and-Louise it in a top-down convertible. Read full review
Perry's notoriously overstuffed plots have sometimes been top-heavy, but this movie, like Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters," hangs on an elegant structure that doesn't feel forced. Read full review
All over the place:It's a boardroom/family/couples/road-trip story. Read full review
Though better than most of Perry's broad comedies, The Family That Preys still suffers from excessive predictability and mawkish sentiment, which detracts from the story's believability. Read full review
Contradictions abound in this messy and unfocused drama that purports to believe that family is everything, when all else fails. Read full review
Family, sadly, is a plate of leftovers: a bland, baldly written melodrama about two longtime best friends and their messed-up families. Read full review
...another chapter in the writer-director’s quest to resurrect “the women’s picture.”
Read full review
Be the first to rate
Fandango, the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times. Know before you go to the theater, watch HD movie trailers and videos in the highest quality available. Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films. If you're interested in DVDs, visit our DVD section for reviews, movie photos, trailers, and more.
Copyright © 2013 Fandango. All rights reserved. Your Personal Box Office