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Inventing the Abbotts Review

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

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Inventing the Abbotts would be a lot more fun were it a trashy Troy Donahue-Diane McBain vehicle ground out by Warner Bros. in 1960, the year this hormonally motivated high school-college romance mercifully concludes.[4 April 1997, p. 4D]

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The picture is haunted by a story problem: It isn't about anything but itself. There's no sense of life going on in the corners of the frame.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The only real heat among the group comes from Jennifer Connelly, who, as the bad-girl middle daughter, raises the stakes any time she's on screen.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Inventing the Abbotts has the cast and characters to be something special; the script just isn't ambitious enough.

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