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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Jesse Wigutow's screenplay is one of those marvels of economy, idiomatic facility and well-chosen detail that knows exactly when to cut away from a scene without grinding it into your face.
  2. Schepisi not only inspired the cast to give well-shaded, reflective portrayals but also made the film a work of honest, heartfelt sentiment.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    Father and son Kirk and Michael Douglas' moments together are among the movie's best.
  4. The best reason to see It Runs in the Family is the sight of unquenchable Kirk.
  5. 50
    Sluggish comedy drama.
  6. Every scene in this oppressive film has a theme or didactic purpose, but little life.
  7. Achingly long and pointless, "Runs" is a movie about family that's dishonest in its presentation of every relationship.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Sep 1, 2014
    2
    The Douglas Family Reunion simply did not work on-screen. Can't say I'm surprised either. It Runs in the Family is a below-average rompThe Douglas Family Reunion simply did not work on-screen. Can't say I'm surprised either. It Runs in the Family is a below-average romp without any quality humor. Expand

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