75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

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.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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.
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70

Variety

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.
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60

New York Daily News

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.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

All over the place:It's a boardroom/family/couples/road-trip story.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
Contradictions abound in this messy and unfocused drama that purports to believe that family is everything, when all else fails.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Family, sadly, is a plate of leftovers: a bland, baldly written melodrama about two longtime best friends and their messed-up families.
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49 out of 100
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