The Addams Family

critic Reviews

44% Rotten Tomatometer Score44%
  • 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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    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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    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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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    If it ultimately feels a bit thin - more stylish pastiche than full-blooded reanimation - it should still distract your little terrors for an hour and a half.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    This uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The message here is extremely trite and pat... There's not much to it, but if your kids want to see it, it's fine.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    Its celebration of misunderstood outsiderdom is too generic to amount to much more than a bargain-basement 'Despicable Me'.
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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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    Jeffrey LylesLyles' Movie Files
    One of those properties that works no matter the format whether a series movie or its latest iteration, a stop-motion animated movie, that's worthy of two snaps up.
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