The Addams Family

critic Reviews

, 44% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Addams Family's starry voice cast and eye-catching animation aren't enough to outweigh its saccharine handling of the delightfully dark source material.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    The animation is sharp, right down to Lurch's fingernails. The music is well-placed. The famous theme song pops up now and then but is not overdone.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    This 2019 CGI remake misses the mark in the most crucial element of what has sustained The Addams Family all this time - its offbeat, macabre vibe. If you don't get that, you're really not going to get any of it.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's tedious but, worse, it's wasteful. The wealth of talent that has gone into its making has been frittered away in a vain attempt to pump new heart into a creation that ran out of puff long ago.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Don't expect any of the wit or charm of the 1960s TV show or Barry Sonnenfeld's big-screen adaptations. Monstrous. But not in kooky, spooky way.
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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    Lacking a visually pleasing animation style and or a unique story, The Addams Family is less kooky and ooky than eh, okay.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Sure, The Addams Family may not reach the ghoulish heights of its predecessors, but the key ingredients are still thankfully there.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    As was proven by the 1992-93 cartoon series, animation is the perfect medium for this creepy, kooky family, allowing more outlandish escapades
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    The CG animation is nothing particularly remarkable but at least the movie does faithfully retain its macabre visuals and even getting the original characters design right.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    I think this franchise has finally reached its expiration date.
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    Ryan SilbersteinCinema76
    This origin casts the Addams family as an immigrant story, and the film leans so hard into the theme of accepting those different from us and valuing diversity over conformity,
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