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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Pointed and hilarious. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Like picking out a family at random and walking into their house during dinnertime. Sure, their conversations are fascinating to them. But to you, it's just boring, meaningless chatter. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With Made-Up, the sisters Adams and Shalhoub (who is married to Brooke) have taken a playfully irreverent approach to middle-age rites of passage that comes with many opportunities for the performers to self-consciously "act." show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It wants, as Kate says about her documentary, to be a "seminal work on beauty and aging." But it wears like a gauzy romantic comedy. show more

  • 38
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Tries to be many things -- romantic comedy, mockumentary, a satire on beauty and aging -- but ends up succeeding at none. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's never dull: Shalhoub's direction is smart, the dialogue is tart and the Adams' family shares a palpable intimacy that translates directly onto the screen. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    In working with Lynne Adams' script, Shalhoub, the esteemed star of the current USA series "Monk," gives his cast the inspiration and confidence to express the characters' many facets and seeming contradictions. show more

  • 70
    Dana Stevens The New York Times

    Its warm, occasionally off-putting individuality is more like what you look for in a friend than in a movie, and like a friend it invites you to see the unique beauty that lies under its superficial flaws. show more

  • 50

    While the whole may be less than the sum of its parts, those parts are individually commendable. Shalhoub has an eye for composition and a strong sense of pacing. show more

  • 40
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    Voice-overs and commentaries are piled on top of contrived intimate moments until, despite some easygoing performances, the movie -- the actual movie -- is a blur of undercooked motivations and halfhearted improv. show more

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