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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" with soul. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Sly, near-perfect comedy. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It has been a while since we've seen such a consistently funny and entertaining road movie. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    While the film itself isn't perfect, who cares about perfection in the face of abundant life, authentic screwiness and lovely surprises by the busload? show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Family. Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em. Little Miss Sunshine, a stormy quasi-comedy destined to polarize audiences, is a perfect specimen of this unsentimental attitude. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A charmer, a comedy with drama -- or vice versa. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A brainy blend of farce and heart, this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    What makes husband-and-wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' hilarious debut such a great family film isn't that it's suitable for the whole family (it's not), but that it speaks a simple truth about what it means to be part of one. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    Funny, and thoughtful, and deeply, viscerally satisfying. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It looks at the all-American obsession with winning and chortles darkly. You still come out of the movie wanting to give your family a hug. show more

  • July 18, 2010 tristanmovieman
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    A brilliant feal-good comedy, the has some great laughs. A Great cast, and an awesome story made the movie more enjoyable. Different then most comedies you see now a days, had more of a story, and left more of a feeling. That is why I believe this is a 5 star movie.

  • April 18, 2010 Pinkpuppy95
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    a pretty good movie. abigail breslin did great. the rest of the cast did great as well. mostly entertaining, but it was kinda of slow in some parts. there were a few good laughs throughout the movie, but it wasnt a "laugh out loud"kinda movie, more of a dramadey.. Ok for kids 13+ Plenty of language and some brief sexual innuendos(mostly said by the grandfather, who also smokes pot) overall rating! 7.5/10

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