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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • NA
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Achingly long and pointless, "Runs" is a movie about family that's dishonest in its presentation of every relationship. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Father and son Kirk and Michael Douglas' moments together are among the movie's best. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Every scene in this oppressive film has a theme or didactic purpose, but little life. show more

  • 25
    New York Daily News

    The family's all here and surely, with all their accumulated years of wisdom, they should have been able to distinguish a cloying script when one fell into their hands. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Never quite transcends its movie-of-the-week trappings. But either you're glad to have spent time with these three generations or you aren't. Bottom line: I was. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Manages to sidestep the potential overload of cheap sentimentality -- an intimate dance between an elderly couple registers with heartbreaking sweetness -- and evokes a lingering sense of loss. show more

  • 63
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    It's so wispy that at the end you wonder: Exactly what runs in the family? show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is simply not clear about where it wants to go and what it wants to do. It is heavy on episode and light on insight, and although it takes courage to bring up touchy topics it would have taken more to treat them frankly. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The best reason to see It Runs in the Family is the sight of unquenchable Kirk. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's ''Hannah and Her Sisters'' with all the emotions and half the artistry. show more

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