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The In-Laws Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    All that's missing is wit and humanity.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    While much of The In-Laws feels stuck in time, what really does it in is the script's boring, modern sensitivity to fatherhood, and bonding with one's kids, and all that enlightened parenthood crap.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Tolerably tepid.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    A remake, done right, was not a bad idea. And, fortunately in this case, it has been accomplished with some flair. The result is a lightweight source of entertainment that maximizes humor and minimizes serious stuff.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

This movie has more misfires than hits.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some very strong material for a PG-13. This includes crude jokes about the criminal's homosexual attraction to Jerry and Steve's ex-wife (Candace Bergen) explaining that she and Steve used to have great "angry sex." A bridesmaid gets drunk and confesses that she and the groom had sex before he met the bride. There's comic peril and violence, and characters are killed.

  • Families can talk about some of the stories of bringing their own in-laws together for the first time.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Action violence and peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Very explicit sexual references for a PG-13.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.