Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Rachel Clarke
    88
    The Family Stone may not be super-serious or even, well, sly, but none of that matters: this is a warm and engaging film that is sure to become a perennial Christmas favorite.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 76
  2. Negative: 41 out of 76
  1. DougP
    Dec 19, 2005
    3
    Although the previews portray this movie to be a hysterical family reunion, it really is just an emotional rollercoaster with most of the Although the previews portray this movie to be a hysterical family reunion, it really is just an emotional rollercoaster with most of the actors in tears. A poor and confusing attempt to re-create Meet the Parents. A typical hollywood production of big names and poor plot. I would not recommend it, if you are looking for a fun, family oriented holiday movie. Full Review »
  2. AdamL.
    Dec 18, 2005
    1
    Absolutely the worst film of the year, and that's really saying something considering 2005 has been the worst year for films, oh, EVER. Absolutely the worst film of the year, and that's really saying something considering 2005 has been the worst year for films, oh, EVER. Laugh-free, heavy-handed, contrived, puke-inducing...no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Avoid like ebola. Full Review »
  3. DavidA.
    Dec 18, 2005
    1
    Have you ever wondered if it's possible to sleep in a theater. If you wanna find out you have to see this movie. This movie was awful, Have you ever wondered if it's possible to sleep in a theater. If you wanna find out you have to see this movie. This movie was awful, there were only like 2 funny momments that weren't even that funny. I saw people walk out in the middle of the movie , and I couldn't wait until it ended. I actually tried going to sleep but the theater was too loud. The only reason I give it a 1 is because I feel sorry for the producers. Full Review »