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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

1991
Comedy, Family/Kids
1h 39m
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. (imdb)
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The Addams Family

1991
Comedy, Family/Kids
1h 39m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
96th
I stand by this film as the greatest TV-to-movie adaptation ever made. The cast (Julia, Huston, Lloyd and Ricci in particular) is absolutely perfect and the script is still darkly hilarious 20 years later. RIP Raul Julia.
Rated 15 Jan 2012
91
91st
A wonderfully clever story applied to the venerable Addams Family mythos. Everything is in keeping with the flavor and style we have all come to love. Raul Julia and Christina Ricci are standouts, but Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd are also wonderful in their characters. Great fun from beginning to end.
Rated 11 Dec 2014
80
77th
The weakness of this is that there is nothing to see how messed up the Addams are in their world save for a few brief moments and a bit of the ending, it's all in their house. IN my own lil house I'ma hoot and a holler but when I'm out and a bout I'm a stupid idiot.
Rated 04 Nov 2019
8
80th
The plot isn't terribly compelling but the upside-down dynamics of the titular family more than make up for it. They're kooky, crafty, and hilariously morbid (young Wednesday of course is a highlight: "Are they made from real Girl Scouts?")-and a far cry from the harried suburban Mom & Dad of 90s VHS tapes are parents Gomez and Morticia who ooze romantic passion ("How long has it been since we've waltzed?" "Oh Gomez.. hours"). Endlessly quotable and wholly memorable (see the bloody school play).
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
76th
Very true to the style of the comics and the original show, the humor is clever and unique. The Addams Family is a purely fun and charming film with an absolutely incredible cast and entertaining story. Really good!
Rated 20 Nov 2008
100
81st
Words cannot describe the comedic and cinematic design genius that made this movie a permanent favorite of mine.
Rated 06 Jun 2010
75
45th
Stylistically brilliant update of the classic series; the casting is perfect, the direction is solid, and it's pretty funny to boot.
Rated 28 Sep 2010
80
54th
A veritable hand book for the Hot Topic generation, The Addams Family is actually a smarter comedy that it may first appear to be. The performances are inspired; topped off with humorously morbid dialogue and slapstick humor that never feels excessive.
Rated 25 Dec 2010
20
44th
Black comedy for kids, specifically those too young to remember the mid-Sixties television sitcom of the same name. The pattern of inversions is simple to grasp -- the bouquet of rose stems with the blossoms snipped off, the children holding a TV antenna outdoors in a lightning storm -- and then it just goes on repeating itself (inside a dormant long-lost-brother plot). This sort of thing comes more welcome at intervals of one cartoon per issue of The New Yorker than at 24 frames per second.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
73
36th
It amuses and has some good moments.
Rated 27 Oct 2014
95
93rd
Raul Julia should have beaten Anthony Hopkins for the Oscar. Gomez Addams is still way cooler than any Hannibal Lecter.
Rated 26 Oct 2015
68
28th
This is, perhaps surprisingly, the most heart-warming and adorable family in film. Gomez and Morticia's love and passion for each other after years of marraige is not just hot and steamy but also cute and addicting to watch, and their non-judgmental, understanding and supportive style of parenting should be a model to the rest of us, The cast all do great jobs in their roles; and the aesthetic is lovingly tailored as well.
Rated 17 Nov 2017
77
78th
Everyone's favorite creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky Addams Family make their big screen debut in this 90's kids' classic. As much as the Addams family home is covered in cobwebs and creepy crawlies, this movie is teeming with personal nostalgia. Masterfully cast, the wonderfully performances, clever humor, and macabre aesthetic charm of everything, elevates a so-so story into an entertaining watch for the whole family, living or dead.
Rated 26 Mar 2007
66
41st
Meh. An alright film based on the Addams Family. Christina Ricci is super hot, though. I can say that because of how old I was when I first watched it.
Rated 08 May 2008
3
45th
Somewhat entertaining, but it was a lot better when I was 10.
Rated 30 Oct 2008
4
33rd
Sub-par script elevated by great performances. Elevated to "decent", that is.
Rated 15 Dec 2008
90
98th
M. Bison plays Gomez Addams in the updated classic of a classic TV show which was sweet before and is sweet now!
Rated 29 Dec 2008
84
74th
Kooky, nutty, and stylistically wonderful. This movie not only captures the essence of the old TV show, but the old comic as well. Christopher Lloyd steals this movie, which is hard to do when you see the chemistry between Raul Julia and Angelica Houston.
Rated 02 Mar 2009
57
46th
That creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky family is back in this lavish reincarnation of the popular TV show. The casting is perfect -- Ricci *is* Wednesday -- and there are impressive settings and great FX to bring the walking hand "Thing" to life but this is more of a series of vignettes than a real movie. The school play scene probably spills more blood than in any Paramount release since the first _Friday the 13th_.
Rated 22 Mar 2009
75
54th
The skeletal plot serves as an adequate frame for a series of gags ranging from the cute to the creaky to the legitimately sick and surreal. The expected high-tech FX help expand the slapstick possibilities, allowing hyper living hand "Thing" to enjoy a more active role, while the elaborate, imaginative sets, especially the Addams manse's full-blown basement sea, contribute a major visual plus.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
90
66th
A very 90s film.
Rated 17 Jan 2011
80
41st
Classic masterpiece
Rated 26 Feb 2011
59
43rd
Allllmost good. The characters look great and the casting for the family is spot-on. Wish they'd went with a different storyline, because this one causes the film to start off real rough, and ultimately end up just 'okay'. I definitely warmed up to it after the first half hour, even if it did at times seem like a collection of cartoon sketches rather than a full-on movie adaptation.
Rated 24 Feb 2012
57
47th
A classic of course, but it's just not as good as I had remembered it to be. Apart from the things that are now clichés (and rightly so!), most of the film dwells between the boring and the mediocre. Funny to see again, but really enjoyable? No...
Rated 06 Jan 2014
60
33rd
The movie is peppered with amusing sight gags and one-liners, but the disjointed script doesn't cohere into a successful whole.
Rated 18 Aug 2015
80
63rd
The Addams Family is a wonderful piece of nostalgia. As a 90's kid, I grew up with a healthy dose of old TV in my house. I used to watch the original Addams Family TV show with my father after school. I am sure this is why we got so many of these remakes when I was a kid. The cast of this movie makes this movie really shine in my opinion. This movie made a generation of people love Christina Ricci, she taught us that it was okay to be a goth. Lloyd, Julia, Huston, etc. The cast is awesome!
Rated 02 Sep 2019
85
85th
Exists in a universe where a sentient hand is met with indifference. Gomez and Morticia have the horniest relationship between two people in a kid's film.
Rated 08 Oct 2019
56
27th
Basically just a parade of (generally corny) mawkish gags, but some of them do land, and the gusto with which the film was directed and performed is extremely admirable. Acceptably diverting.
Rated 01 Nov 2019
85
90th
Julia and Huston truly do have crackling chemistry, and the film is consistently hilarious. Ingeniously subversive, often in the simplest ways.
Rated 13 Jan 2020
71
76th
The plot and jokes aren't outstanding but the film is enjoyable due to charming performances by the entire cast and a lot of fun setpieces. Christopher Lloyd's Uncle Fester is a particular stand out, whose shift between straight man to kooky madman is fun to watch.
Rated 03 Sep 2020
70
66th
My mind was telling me it wasn't that good, but for some reason I loved it. It has a fantastic atmosphere and a surprising amount of good laughs.
Rated 27 Apr 2021
81
77th
A definite classic. It's not without its flaws, but goddamn, the portrayal of people whose sense of good and bad is at odds with the society around them, and seeing them flourish and be happy and overcome the pressures put on them by said society - that's something that was really important to all the queer kids, trans kids, neurodivergent kids, and a lot of others. Hell yeah. (Plus, *amazing* casting.)
Rated 03 Dec 2006
55
48th
A quality comedy that puts a good cast to use, which is pretty rare when you think about it.
Rated 23 Dec 2006
70
18th
Fairly good adaptation.
Rated 15 Jan 2007
70
75th
Funny and memorable.
Rated 27 Jan 2007
70
36th
I liked it, but I prefer the sequel. Good casting, though.
Rated 13 Feb 2007
79
74th
This wasn't a Tim Burton film?
Rated 24 Feb 2007
50
35th
Not bad.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
74
34th
A family friendly comedy that delivers a good amount of laughs and feels just as an Addams family movie should, gothic and humorous.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
64
53rd
Fun for the family with some winks and nods to the adults.
Rated 30 Mar 2007
60
47th
Not bad but why waste time on a two-hour sitcom
Rated 07 May 2007
54
44th
I hadn't seen this in ages, and I didn't think much of it back then. To my surprise, my opinion remained pretty much the same. Visually it looks good, the look of the characters is spot on and the actors do a fine job, but the plot is just not interesting and it's more of a collection of gags and vignettes. It's all perfectly serviceable, but very disposable, and it's surprising how well liked this film seems to be.
Rated 26 May 2007
75
79th
Haha
Rated 11 Jun 2007
80
60th
Not a bad transfer to the big screen, but still lacking something. I do so love gothy family fun a la Tim Burton, though.
Rated 22 Jun 2007
77
61st
Campy classic.
Rated 06 Jul 2007
65
47th
Surprisingly good for an unnecessary remake. Julia, Huston and Lloyd are all excellent, but much of the comic potential is lost by the need to have a movie-length plot. . .
Rated 10 Jul 2007
79
53rd
Viva la Raul Julia!
Rated 12 Jul 2007
90
66th
A fun movie. Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd are great.
Rated 18 Jul 2007
91
75th
A bit of a classic. Great for all ages.
Rated 28 Jul 2007
60
57th
It's weird... I like it. Sure, it's no cinematic tour-de-force, but it'll pass for entertainment on a rainy day.
Rated 03 Aug 2007
84
67th
i still can't believe a movie this cynical and macabre got made. also jesus h christ angelica huston is hot.
Rated 07 Aug 2007
70
37th
Funny if forgettable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
26th
Very weird. The costuming and performances are all solid, but the movie just isn't very interesting to watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
28th
Odd movie. A little different than the TV show, but still an etnertaining watch. Good for a chuckle or two.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
40th
Raul Julia!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
32nd
A fair enough tribute to the classic television show. The performances by the cast are exceptional, but the story itself just barely gets off the ground.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
69th
A very cool Gothic return to the spirit of the Chas Addams cartoons. Christina Ricci and Angelica Houston rock, and Raul Julia makes a suave Gomez, but Thing steals the show.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
77th
Raul Julia slays as Gomez, and the rest of the cast delivers good deadpan comedy. It might be a bit dry for some, but I absolutely love this movie and its sequel.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
56th
Ever watched a movie you loved as a kid years later and realized it was terrible? This is not one of those movies.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
71st
Great familly comedy, dark and hilarious. great acting and great casting.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
50th
Great TV to Film movie. It keeps the feel of the original and even improves it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
3
28th
Honestly, I can't write anything intelligent, since I haven't seen it in 16 years. But I remember thinking it was passable yet mediocre.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
74th
Far above the normal TV adaptations.
Rated 20 Aug 2007
9
62nd
Funny as all get out. Worth watching just to see Mr. Adams. Never been done better, probably never will be.
Rated 21 Aug 2007
80
80th
Good
Rated 15 Sep 2007
50
22nd
Decent film has a strong cast and that's about it.
Rated 09 Oct 2007
50
36th
I dont like much. Its not bad, but its not good.
Rated 14 Oct 2007
75
50th
Loved this as a kid. The cast looks and performs perfectly. The gags and set pieces are great. Unfortunately, it doesn't really go anywhere. Entertaining, quotable, but doesn't feel very cohesive.
Rated 15 Oct 2007
70
66th
70
Rated 18 Oct 2007
65
61st
Fun and entertaining. Very well cast and lively.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
75
81st
love this.
Rated 08 Dec 2007
60
41st
The storyline is stale, but the characterizations and jokes are fresh.
Rated 17 Dec 2007
75
45th
This is the first movie I was ever obsessed with, and the first movie character I ever became wildly infatuated with. Gomez Addams, baby. Him sexy. So I'm a little biased. But I watched it a couple of years ago and it almost kind of held up.
Rated 27 Jan 2008
73
10th
it s all right
Rated 04 Feb 2008
70
64th
Rerun of oldie. Ricci in a role of Thursday. :7
Rated 21 Feb 2008
80
70th
This is a good film. I like the beginning of this movie right before the opening credits start.
Rated 25 Feb 2008
60
32nd
i am not such a great fan of the tv series but i did like this remake.
Rated 30 Mar 2008
76
36th
Casting and costumes were superb.
Rated 16 May 2008
53
24th
Can't complain too much - it's true to the original and has some of its charm without being a total rehash. Nothing too great in terms of plot and some of the original cast are missed but passable.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
34
22nd
Lame.
Rated 08 Jul 2008
90
79th
A damn fine film. Love Raul Julia.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
50
13th
OK - was played on TV for years and years all the time on stations Ted Turner owns. Maybe it's dead now.
Rated 26 Jul 2008
70
25th
hilarious spin off of the now "classic" tv series of the same name.
Rated 31 Jul 2008
40
15th
There are a few laughs in this one...but not much more
Rated 20 Aug 2008
50
30th
x0
Rated 27 Aug 2008
80
68th
Love the weird tone, the overall art direction, the energy, all of it. Really solid, original (if story-less) oddball comedy.
Rated 30 Aug 2008
89
93rd
Great movie, it's fun to watch it. Yet, it's really sad that there is no proper dvd version of it.
Rated 26 Sep 2008
75
72nd
I'm one of the few people who actually prefer the sequel
Rated 14 Oct 2008
65
15th
A fairly basic plotline but this movie is more about the atmosphere of the family itself than anything else.
Rated 02 Nov 2008
75
33rd
good
Rated 18 Nov 2008
60
72nd
*snap snap*
Rated 25 Nov 2008
85
88th
great movie
Rated 02 Dec 2008
55
32nd
One of those movies you go back to and ultimately wonder what drew you to it in the first place. Has it's moments, to be sure, but a lot of the movie tries too hard to be funny and feels forced at times. I don't know. Still, Thing ruled. And Ricci? Really? Worth looking into for those two reasons, I guess.
Rated 23 Dec 2008
75
44th
1
Rated 25 Jan 2009
65
30th
Entertaining.
Rated 11 Feb 2009
89
27th
Good fun if you like the TV series
Rated 26 Apr 2009
6
70th
Ok, this isn't really a good movie by any stretch, but it does consistently amuse. I also have to note that this was one of my all time favorite movies as a kid and probably explains why I love dark comedy so much.
Rated 10 May 2009
70
11th
Droll.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
42
31st
Some good performances lift a otherwise average piece of filmmaking.
Rated 11 Aug 2009
76
54th
Is it sad if I said that when this came out, I had a huge crush on Christina Ricci?

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