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Stepmom Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    58

    out of 100

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

  • 38

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is the kind of tearjerker that will cause audience members to cry, but only because they paid hard-earned money to see it.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Older and younger movie star snipe and glare at each other with little subtlety, and little chemistry either. The two characters appear to be skirmishing only because they're supposed to by convention.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The skill of the actors, who invest their characters with small touches of humanity, is useful in distracting us from the emotional manipulations, but it's like they're brightening separate rooms of a haunted house.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Too loud, bright and shallow for its subject: a movie that pushes too many obvious buttons to build naturally to the big, heartbreaking climax it obviously wants.

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