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Based on 5 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 51 )
  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    The ending of the movie is a real grabber, the sort of thing that lifts and improves a tediously long and otherwise mediocre film and tricks you into thinking it was better than it really was as you leave the theater. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Some of the comic bits are a little too broad and silly, but Derbez, in his feature debut, makes Instructions Not Included a balancing act more successful than it should be. show more

  • 70
    Annlee Ellingson Los Angeles Times

    There's a lot of movie here with unexpected developments, held together by the irresistible chemistry between Derbez and his adorable pint-sized co-star. show more

  • 40
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Instructions Not Included is a sporadically amusing but unduly protracted dramedy that slowly — very slowly — devolves into a shameless tearjerker during its third act. show more

  • 63
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The film’s counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border. show more

  • April 30, 2014 davysgirl2006
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    My group of friends and I went to see Instructions Not Included and it left us in tears. I went out and bought it as soon as it hit the shelves. We all did. I very much enjoyed the movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It was in Spanish but had subtitles for easy following.

  • October 03, 2013 iu00000000166638
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    Una buena pelicula, recomendada para toda la familia. Lo disfrutamos mucho. Van a reir, sorprenderse y encantarse con algunas escenas. Al final un buen mensaje para todos.

  • September 30, 2013 ghope2
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    Love the movie . I am seeing it again and taking my freind. Yes dressing alike, thats what some parents do. Not creepy, bathing he was comfortable , not sexual, wth his daughter

  • September 29, 2013 Mary Morosetti
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    This could have been a really cute movie. It was just really really boring. It also got a little creepy at times - I understand that they were trying to make you get the close relationship between dad and kid, but dressing alike at 7? Bathing your 7-year-old-daughter? Creepy, creepy.

  • September 27, 2013 everrite
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    Don\'t walk, run to see this movie. A little long, but worth it.

  • September 27, 2013 ruthlopez01
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    Wonderful, and brilliant. One of few movies that have made me tear up with laughter, sadness, and joy. And it also had a beautiful message to give. It\'s a must-see!

  • September 23, 2013 Carl R White
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    Its silly slapstick and sweet comedy ending with a brutal punch in the gut. I had to sit in the theatre pretending to watch the credits roll so that I could stop crying. Its not a great movie but if it does not make you laugh a few times and shed a tear at the end, its simple, you are not human.

  • September 23, 2013 Raul Loves Lala
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    great movie !! Loved it !! Must see, the ending will shock you..

  • September 22, 2013 JAMEY
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    Awesome movie, it makes you laugh, cry and think... well done!!!!!

  • September 21, 2013 Diana4780
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    great great movie i watched 2 times, and i can watch it 2 more times, i really love it


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