Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. 38
    No trite, tear-jerking cliché goes undrooled in the script by director Kirk Jones.
  2. The queasiness produced by this sentimental weepie builds into a wave of nausea during its interminable finale.
  3. Calculatedly soppy, seasonally phony Americanized remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1990 "Stanno Tutti Bene."
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    It's a syrupy, downbeat film.
  5. Everybody’s Fine – a movie about the lies grown children tell their parents – is, ironically, one of the most disingenuous movies to come out of Hollywood in a while.
  6. A cloyingly sentimental story that rings false in every moment.
  7. Even supremely talented actors like Melissa Leo (as a confidently sexy trucker) and Brendan Sexton III (as a train-station beggar) are stifled by all the pseudo-redemptive mush.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. LindaB.
    Mar 29, 2010
    10
    I've seen this film twice in two days with different people. Interestingly enough, I thought it would be a fun film dealing with the I've seen this film twice in two days with different people. Interestingly enough, I thought it would be a fun film dealing with the dynamics of the family. From start to end I was emotionally drawn in and never let go. This is a film that stays with you long after you finish watching. It sends home a very special message and it is a must see for not only all parents but their kids too. Full Review »
  2. Heather
    Jan 3, 2010
    10
    This move is great! One of the best family movies I have seen in awhile. I live in the midwest and that movie portrays the average father This move is great! One of the best family movies I have seen in awhile. I live in the midwest and that movie portrays the average father almost perfectly. The father figure is alway's the one that is tough on the family while everyone runs to the mom when they need to tell their parents something. Where I'm from, the mother is the one who holds the whole family together and this movie shows that perfectly. This movie had wonderful acting and portrayed the relationship between families to a perfect tee. Full Review »
  3. RosieJ.
    Dec 9, 2009
    8
    This movie was the biggest tear jerker I've experienced in quite sometime, bawling out loud in the theatre proves true artistry and This movie was the biggest tear jerker I've experienced in quite sometime, bawling out loud in the theatre proves true artistry and connection to an audience. De Niro delivers an incredible performance once again- the story line does begin to get predictable but still a wonderful film. Extremely touching and depressingly realistic...definitely worth seeing with family members. Full Review »