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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A useless film in every possible way. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    While they have all the materials needed for a sharp satire, they're too timid to arrive at any real revelations. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This debut feature by Anne Renton doesn't quite find the proper tone to convey its heartfelt message. show more

  • 45
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Renton's approach is, to its benefit, fair and never strident. But it's also gentle and cautious, often to a fault. show more

  • 65
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    It's still a kick to watch Kathleen Turner don a housedress and trade soothing pieties with Richard Chamberlain. The Perfect Family feels like it could have been more than that, but I suppose counting its blessings is the more Christian thing to do. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Make no mistake, though: The Perfect Family is Kathleen Turner's show. And when a series of crises forces Eileen to re-examine her values and beliefs, Turner rises magnificently to the occasion. show more

  • 25
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    Having the far from goody-goody Kathleen Turner play a holier-than-thou mother bent on winning a devout church title is an inherently hilarious premise. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Turner seems stifled by the joyless role of a woman whose only purpose is to be taught the error of her sanctimonious ways. show more

  • 60
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Watching a consummate pro like Turner navigate an uneven script, veering from farcical determination, her cheeks puffed like those of a demented chipmunk, to utter devastation, can be immensely entertaining, particularly when she's backed by an able cast, as she is here. show more

  • 40
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    The film's single saving grace is Turner, who channels that legendary Catholic guilt like there is no tomorrow. show more

  • May 07, 2012 gr8ter4u40
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    WOW! ALL ABOUT RELIGION,FATH,& I THINK ITS GOING TO BE A GREAT MOVIE HOWEVER I DO BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, & BI SEXUAILTY DOESNT GET ENOUGH ATTENTION SINCE PHILADEFIA AND TOM HANKS. ITS A FAMILY WHO WILL PULL TOGETHER BC THEY LOVE EACH OTHER NOT BC OF THE VIRGIN MARY, SO YES ITS A GOOD MOVIE AND DESERVES MORE ATTENTION THAN IT WILL GET. KATHERN HAS COURAGE AND LOOKS GREAT

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