The Addams Family (2019)

The Addams Family (2019)

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The Addams Family (2019)

Oscar Issac and Charlize Theron voice Gomez and Morticia Addams in this modern animated version of the spooky family.

Forced to live in a bland suburban area, daughter Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) befriends a girl from the neighbourhood—only for it to lead to a wild conflict with the conformist locals disgusted with the Addams family's... unique... way of life.

2019Rating: PG, Coarse language87 minsUSA
AnimatedComedyKids & FamilyBlockbuster
Director:
Greg Tiernan ('Sausage Party', TV's 'Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!')Conrad Vernon ('Sausage Party', 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', 'Shrek 2')
Writer:
Matt LiebermanPamela Pettler
Cast:
Oscar IsaacChloë Grace MoretzAllison JanneyNick KrollCharlize TheronBette MidlerFinn Wolfhard
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FilmInk

FilmInk

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Universal Pictures’ modestly grim and surprisingly sweet reboot of The Addams Family stands out across a slew of family-friendly movies like a goth student in a school class photo.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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The film's main problem lies in the script's failure to come up with a plot to keep this high-powered group worth watching once you've taken in the decor. While the animation outdoes the animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s and 1990s, it's not clever enough to persuade you that you haven't seen it all before.

2.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Throw in a fantastic vocal cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Allison Janney, Bette Midler and, hilariously, Snoop Dogg as the hirsute cousin It, and the result is a terrific way to temporarily escape festive season madness.

3.0
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The Times

The Times

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If it ultimately feels a bit thin - more stylish pastiche than full-blooded reanimation - it should still distract your little terrors for an hour and a half.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.

2.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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Its celebration of misunderstood outsiderdom is too generic to amount to much more than a bargain-basement 'Despicable Me'.

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The appeal of this "Addams Family," which doesn't break the mold, is simply to spend some more time in this gently spooky world, a gateway for budding creepsters and goths.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Matt Lieberman's nearly laugh-free script prefers to rehash Charles Addams' old one-liners or offer terrible updates.

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Variety

Variety

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"The Addams Family" has a rote plot built out of bits and pieces from a lot of other animated films that had nothing to do with lumbering eight-foot-tall butlers or posh mistresses of the house who look like spindly vampiric cadavers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If this installment lays on the moral (all families are freaky in their own ways) a bit thick, it has just enough wit and weirdness to honour its source material.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Universal Pictures’ modestly grim and surprisingly sweet reboot of The Addams Family stands out across a slew of family-friendly movies like a goth student in a school class photo.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film's main problem lies in the script's failure to come up with a plot to keep this high-powered group worth watching once you've taken in the decor. While the animation outdoes the animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s and 1990s, it's not clever enough to persuade you that you haven't seen it all before.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Throw in a fantastic vocal cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Allison Janney, Bette Midler and, hilariously, Snoop Dogg as the hirsute cousin It, and the result is a terrific way to temporarily escape festive season madness.

3.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

If it ultimately feels a bit thin - more stylish pastiche than full-blooded reanimation - it should still distract your little terrors for an hour and a half.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Its celebration of misunderstood outsiderdom is too generic to amount to much more than a bargain-basement 'Despicable Me'.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The appeal of this "Addams Family," which doesn't break the mold, is simply to spend some more time in this gently spooky world, a gateway for budding creepsters and goths.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Matt Lieberman's nearly laugh-free script prefers to rehash Charles Addams' old one-liners or offer terrible updates.

0
Variety

Variety

press

"The Addams Family" has a rote plot built out of bits and pieces from a lot of other animated films that had nothing to do with lumbering eight-foot-tall butlers or posh mistresses of the house who look like spindly vampiric cadavers.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If this installment lays on the moral (all families are freaky in their own ways) a bit thick, it has just enough wit and weirdness to honour its source material.

0

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