Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 38
    This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.
  2. A chilly machine-tooled comedy.
  3. Father-daughter relationship lacks impact.
  4. Too screwy to be really funny.
  5. So drippy it really should be hung out to dry.
  6. 20
    That we are supposed to find something to admire in this callow crew is insufferable.
  7. 20
    So hackneyed and so condescending to its potential audience (adult women) that even Lifetime might hesitate before running it.
  8. Doesn't work as comedy or drama or anything in between.
  9. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Like people who compulsively giggle whenever they tell you bad news, the movie runs for cover in lame, comic shtick.
  10. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    A shamelessly sappy family meller that bears the schmaltzy sensibility of Nora Ephron.
  11. Essentially an extended cutesy session.
  12. 20
    Not particularly sensitive or funny comedy-drama.
  13. There is not one honest moment, not ONE, in Hanging Up.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 5, 2014
    I enjoy a lot this movie, because Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton and Lisa Kudrow. The music and the flashbacks was the best part of movie, Also i liked the screenplay, its not for an Oscar, just for fun. Full Review »
  2. JayH.
    Mar 3, 2009
    I'm not sure what happened, all the ingredients are their for a great picture, but it falls flat for some reason. Meg Ryan isn't a strong enough actress for the lead role and it uneasily jumps around from comedy to drama. Nice try though. Full Review »