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4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 122
  2. Negative: 52 out of 122

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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. 75
    Keaton, a sorceress at blending humor and heartbreak, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    Lurching uncertainly from slapstick to tears, The Family Stone works hard to warm the cockles of our hearts. The cast is attractive. The sentiments are commendable. But the love Bezucha wants us to feel for the family couldn't possibly compete with the love they already feel for themselves.
  3. Reviewed by: Genevieve Harrison
    60
    Although in danger of being unable to decide what kind of film it wants to be, a well-written script and well-judged performances make this a family outing worth taking.