The Addams Family (2019)

The Addams Family (2019)

The Addams Family (2019)

Oscar Issac and Charlize Theron voice Gomez and Morticia Addams in this modern animated version of the spooky family.

Forced to live in a bland suburban area, daughter Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) befriends a girl from the neighbourhood—only for it to lead to a wild conflict with the conformist locals disgusted with the Addams family's... unique... way of life.

2019Rating: PG, Mild themes and animated violence87 minsUSA
AnimatedKids & Family
Director:
Greg Tiernan ('Sausage Party', TV's 'Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!')Conrad Vernon ('Sausage Party', 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', 'Shrek 2')
Writer:
Matt LiebermanPamela Pettler
Cast:
Oscar IsaacChloë Grace MoretzAllison JanneyNick KrollCharlize TheronBette MidlerFinn Wolfhard

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The Addams Family (2019) / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

Throw in a fantastic vocal cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Allison Janney, Bette Midler and, hilariously, Snoop Dogg as the hirsute cousin It, and the result is a terrific way to temporarily escape festive season madness.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Universal Pictures’ modestly grim and surprisingly sweet reboot of The Addams Family stands out across a slew of family-friendly movies like a goth student in a school class photo.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The film's main problem lies in the script's failure to come up with a plot to keep this high-powered group worth watching once you've taken in the decor. While the animation outdoes the animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s and 1990s, it's not clever enough to persuade you that you haven't seen it all before.

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Stuff

Stuff

Throw in a fantastic vocal cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Allison Janney, Bette Midler and, hilariously, Snoop Dogg as the hirsute cousin It, and the result is a terrific way to temporarily escape festive season madness.

Full review
The Times

The Times

If it ultimately feels a bit thin - more stylish pastiche than full-blooded reanimation - it should still distract your little terrors for an hour and a half.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.

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Time Out

Time Out

Its celebration of misunderstood outsiderdom is too generic to amount to much more than a bargain-basement 'Despicable Me'.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Matt Lieberman's nearly laugh-free script prefers to rehash Charles Addams' old one-liners or offer terrible updates.

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Variety

Variety

"The Addams Family" has a rote plot built out of bits and pieces from a lot of other animated films that had nothing to do with lumbering eight-foot-tall butlers or posh mistresses of the house who look like spindly vampiric cadavers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

If this installment lays on the moral (all families are freaky in their own ways) a bit thick, it has just enough wit and weirdness to honour its source material.

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