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The Royal Tenenbaums

Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content.

R In Theaters 12/14/2001 , 108min.
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73%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
75%
Critic score based on 33 reviews

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
The film grows on you, but more substance and less calculated quirks would have been a royal treat. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
At once endearing and unbearably show-offy, it seems to be the product of a sensibility formed by age-inappropriate reading. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Hackman gives the con-man lines a simple, straight-ahead urgency that makes the man first hilarious and then, as the pleasures of human company are withdrawn and his resentment begins to bubble up, inexplicably touching. This is a great performance. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
It's a B+, not an A. This would be enough for most filmmakers. But Anderson must contend with a higher standard. It's his fault for being original. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
There are laughs in it. But mostly you sit around waiting for it to be funnier, or at least funny more often. The problem is that it hasn't figured out a way to be funny while satisfyingly accommodating the pain in these characters. Full Review

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