The Family Man

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  • Summary: In this romantic comedy drama about life's possibilities, Jack Campbell (Cage) must choose between a his glamorous, fast-paced career or life as a suburban husband and father. (Universal Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Cage and Leoni make it offbeat.
  2. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    70
    A warm, glossy holiday fable that hits some surprisingly sweet notes.
  3. A holiday fable that's not destined for immortality but goes down more easily than most of the pap Hollywood tries to feed us every Christmas.
  4. 50
    Has the airiness of a well-made souffle, springing delicate small surprises at calibrated intervals.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    A slickly produced slice of sentimental hokum that borrows freely from a half-dozen or so other, better feel-good fantasies.
  6. 40
    But in the end conventional sentiment, rather than any actual morality, is all that the script for The Family Man (by David Diamond and David Weissman) has to offer.
  7. Reviewed by: David D'Arcy
    0
    What were they thinking?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    10
    A fantastic movie. Do you want to feel the magic of emotions? Watch this movie opening your heart... Much more better than "Sliding doors",A fantastic movie. Do you want to feel the magic of emotions? Watch this movie opening your heart... Much more better than "Sliding doors", another planet. Trust me, enjoy this movie... Expand
  2. EconomistBR
    Apr 1, 2007
    9
    Very interesting movie. It presents the "what if"s of life in a great way and it also shows the strugle in dealing with dreams that Very interesting movie. It presents the "what if"s of life in a great way and it also shows the strugle in dealing with dreams that didn't become reality. Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2014
    8
    A very enjoyable Christmas movies with strong and funny performances by Nicholas Cage and Tea Leoni. Despite the mixed reviews from theA very enjoyable Christmas movies with strong and funny performances by Nicholas Cage and Tea Leoni. Despite the mixed reviews from the critics, I highly enjoyed this movie. This is one of the most underrated movies of all time in my opinion. 8/10 (Great) Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2014
    7
    Surprised by the negative reviews from critics, I actually found this movie really enjoyable. I suppose it's a guilty pleasure of mine! It'sSurprised by the negative reviews from critics, I actually found this movie really enjoyable. I suppose it's a guilty pleasure of mine! It's funny at times, touching and sad. I understand that the movie could have been better, but even so, the storyline is good and the acting decent. It's a nice holiday movie and would definitely recommend. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2010
    3
    I hate Nicholas Cage, he's a crappy actor and this movie showed his true talent in a generic family movie with as evidenced by the title ofI hate Nicholas Cage, he's a crappy actor and this movie showed his true talent in a generic family movie with as evidenced by the title of the movie. I watched this movie in class for God's sake, and everyone started laughing at me in my class because they all knew my hatred of Cage. Expand

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