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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Everything sly and low-key about The In-Laws, a 1979 comedy...is supersized and coarsened in Andrew Fleming's remake. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Relies on comic formula -- but does so with more than usual panache. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Tolerably tepid. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    All that's missing is wit and humanity. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This In-Laws feels, in the end, formulaic and unnecessary, especially when the original is yours for the renting at the video store. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Big, bloated and only intermittently amusing. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A remake, done right, was not a bad idea. And, fortunately in this case, it has been accomplished with some flair. The result is a lightweight source of entertainment that maximizes humor and minimizes serious stuff. show more

  • 75
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    But uneven acting isn't fatal here, since Andrew Bergman's screenplay is strong enough and Andrew Fleming's direction seamless enough to carry it forward. show more

  • 63
    Jill Bernstein Premiere

    Albert Brooks is expertly cast as a hopelessly neurotic, fanny-pack-wearing podiatrist. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Seems conventional in its ideas about where it can go and what it can accomplish. You don't get the idea anyone laughed out loud while writing the screenplay. It lacks a strange light in its eyes. It is too easily satisfied. show more

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