The Addams Family

Critics Consensus

The Addams Family's starry voice cast and eye-catching animation aren't enough to outweigh its saccharine handling of the delightfully dark source material.



Total Count: 75


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Verified Ratings: 3,035
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Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.


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Critic Reviews for The Addams Family

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (46)

  • With sledgehammer subtlety, it transforms the antics of the titular clan into a tract for political correctness.

    Oct 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Anyone who's still engaged by the end of the movie is probably too young to remember the original.

    Oct 13, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Katie Rife

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • The film's writing is unambitious; there's little to cause adults to smile knowingly.

    Oct 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • You can tell from all the oddball minutiae... how the filmmakers are striving for fun worthy of the "Addams Family" legacy. But this incarnation just isn't the scream that it could be.

    Oct 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Tom Russo

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • Much closer in spirit to Charles Addams' ghoulishly byzantine etchings (Lurch was indeed an escapee from a home for the criminally insane) and the '60s sitcom it spawned than Barry Sonnenfeld's sleepy and pukey remodelings.

    Oct 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The appeal of this "Addams Family," which doesn't break the mold, is simply to spend some more time in this gently spooky world, a gateway for budding creepsters and goths.

    Oct 11, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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