The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family (1991)

Macabre family adventure, inspired by the '60s TV show and cartoon strip (originating in the 1930s), about the strange and ghoulish Addams Family. Con artists scheme to fleece the eccentric clan using an accomplice who pretends to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Stars Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd. From director Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black).

1991Rating: PG, Violence99 minsUSA
ComedyKids & FamilyFantasy

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The Addams Family (1991) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Despite inspired casting and nifty visual trappings... a major disappointment.

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Time Out

Time Out

Ooky the Addamses may be, subversive they ain't; it plays like a paean to the nuclear family.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film's aimlessness and repetitiveness eventually become draining.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There are a lot of little smiles and many chuckles and grins, but they don't add up to much.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Deliciously sick and delightfully cast.

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BBC

BBC

At times this can all become a little silly but Sonnenfeld manages to rein the film in before things get too ridiculous.

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